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snowbelt

[snoh-belt] /ˈsnoʊˌbɛlt/
noun
1.
a region of annual or heavy snowfall.
2.
(initial capital letter). Also, Snow Belt. Also called Frostbelt. the northern parts of the U.S., especially the Midwest and the Northeast, that are subject to considerable snowfall.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; snow + belt
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