Definition of snowmobile in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnōməˌbēl/ /ˈsnoʊməˌbil/


  • A motor vehicle, especially one with runners in the front and caterpillar tracks in the rear, for traveling over snow.

    • ‘Two grooming machines groom the ski runs to international standards, and three snowmobiles are available for snow transport in heavy snowfalls.’
    • ‘I can't remember a single encounter with a snowmobile that I didn't enjoy, as most of the time the snowmobile was pulling a snow groomer.’
    • ‘His clothes were soaked from falling in the river trying to pull his snowmobile through shoulder-high snow.’
    • ‘Then, there are chain saws, power tools, amplified music, traffic, sirens, snowmobiles, wave runners and motorcycles.’
    • ‘The proprietor had traded a snowmobile for the bus, gutted it and turned it into a kitchen.’
    • ‘Of the two work horses pulling implements, snowcats groom larger trails while snowmobiles most frequently cover narrower trails or work on inadequate snow to support a snowcat.’
    • ‘For three straight years, late snowfalls have hurt the sale of new snowmobiles but demand is expected to return with more favorable snow seasons.’
    • ‘You also get the chance to ride motorcycles and snowmobiles through realistic landscapes.’
    • ‘Quite often the snowmobile would become stuck in the snow.’
    • ‘The snowmobile screamed down the street as Toby passed the police cars, he knew he wouldn't be able to wave them down to stop as they were focused solely on getting to the garage.’
    • ‘I like the fact that it can pull my snowmobile in winter, or my Indy car to a race, and that I don't give a second thought to using it to take my wife and family to a nice restaurant.’
    • ‘Natural advantage or consumer preferences will continue to favor some countries even in manufacturing: most snowmobiles will continue to be made in Canada, Sweden and Russia, and most espresso machines will still be made in Italy.’
    • ‘They're the same people we bring food to on snowmobiles after blizzards.’
    • ‘You're going to have Secret Service agents and border patrol agents in snowmobiles and on cross-country skis, guarding all of those Olympic venues all throughout that 900 square mile area.’
    • ‘During the walk in the neighbourhood, he noticed two snowmobiles approaching in the distance and told Oscar to stay, so the energetic 22-month-old golden retriever wouldn't chase after them.’
    • ‘In addition to the Supreme Court ruling that it's not the court's job to tell the Bureau of Land Management how to do its job, the House of Representatives has rejected an attempt to ban snowmobiles in Yellowstone Park.’
    • ‘There are trails being groomed, pick-ups pulling trailers with snowmobiles on them, and the occasional line of snowmobilers coming at you, or waiting to cross the highway.’
    • ‘It may prove difficult to change people's way of life by eliminating the use of high-emission off-road equipment like snowmobiles and four-wheelers, but Irving is optimistic.’
    • ‘The Rangers, who have patrolled with snowmobiles and vintage Lee Enfield rifles from northern Ontario to the magnetic North Pole, are Canada's primary military presence in the North.’
    • ‘Graham has used his clout to weaken such rules as a 2002 EPA proposal that would have toughened emission standards for snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles.’

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Travel by snowmobile.

    ‘Toby thought maybe he would snowmobile into town today’
    • ‘The fun and excitement of a fresh snowfall drives many people outside to participate in various recreations like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.’
    • ‘And our outdoors activity can't be beat: fishing, hunting, camping, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing - you name it.’
    • ‘Enjoy sleigh rides, snowmobiling or take the cable car from town up the mountain and down the other side to a quaint village.’
    • ‘The trail will accommodate five core activities: walking, cycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling (where possible or desired).’
    • ‘More specifically, the plan trims and restricts some of the more abusive recreational activities in mountainous regions, including skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking.’
    • ‘The Iditarod consists of well-worn and easy-to-follow trails that local residents use throughout the year, mushing and snowmobiling from village to village.’
    • ‘But as conversation returned to snowmobiling, I grew weary.’
    • ‘He was a great big help to us when we went boating or snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Steele encourages new arrivals to take advantage of what the area has to offer, such as top-notch educational opportunities, skiing and snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Attempts to regulate snowmobiling in national parks date back to the executive orders of Presidents Nixon and Carter.’
    • ‘And there are state and national park areas that restrict snowmobiling too.’
    • ‘He enjoys snowmobiling, boating, and relaxing in his log cabin with his family.’
    • ‘As a way of enjoying the winter wild, I spent the season snowmobiling around Colorado.’
    • ‘This may be made ahead and frozen, then reheated after you come in from skiing or snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Some resorts offer activities such as water-skiing, golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, paddle boating, snow skiing and snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Though no one shoots the bears from helicopters anymore, guides are still used to flush animals toward waiting clients, who have snowmobiled in.’
    • ‘Apart from skiing, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe or dogsled.’
    • ‘You can snowmobile in, too - though unless the law is changed, this coming winter will be the last you'll be allowed to snowmobile on your own.’
    • ‘Toby thought maybe he would snowmobile into town today, he wanted to go to Carter and thank him face to face for the last night's movie.’
    • ‘Heading southeast leads to Myrdalsjokull glacier, where you can ski or snowmobile year-round.’



/ˈsnōməˌbēl/ /ˈsnoʊməˌbil/