Meaning of snowblade in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnəʊbleɪd/


  • A type of short ski about a metre in length, used without ski sticks.

    ‘Along with snowboards and snowblades, they are the latest skis lead the freeriding movement, said by supporters to be an entirely new approach to skiing.’
    • ‘Where once skiing held the monopoly on the slopes, it now finds itself competing not only with the fatter boards but also with mini-skis, 90 cm in length and otherwise known as snowblades.’
    • ‘Limited pairs of snowblades can be borrowed once the #5 race fee is paid.’
    • ‘We're told that anyone who can get the knack of skating can get the hang of snowblades in a jiffy.’
    • ‘So it's not so much snowblades I have a problem with, but a large proportion of snowbladers, as they pose a risk to other slope users.’