snowshoe
I. noun Date: 1666 a usually lightweight platform for the foot that is designed to enable a person to walk on soft snow without sinking and that typically consists of an oblong frame crossed with leather thongs or synthetic material II. intransitive verb (snowshoed; snowshoeing) Date: 1880 to travel on snowshoes • snowshoer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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