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snow bridge

(mountaineering) a mass of snow bridging a crevasse, sometimes affording a risky way across it
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  • This cleft had been spanned by a snow bridge, now broken, and to the edge of which footsteps could be traced.

  • A snow bridge broke and he fell into a crevasse, where only his knapsack saved him from breaking his neck.

  • A snow bridge had given way under the weight of the pony, and the animal had fallen into a crevasse 1000 feet deep.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • On either hand the rift of the crevasse extended, and above was the small hole in the snow bridge through which I had shot.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • On reaching Wild Brook they had seen that the snow bridge had fallen, and at first they had been badly frightened.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's Charles Asbury Stephens
  • As it was, several of the dogs were lost when, a snow bridge crumbling, the animals fell into a crevasse.

  • Thus he was, as it were, on a snow bridge, of which the surface might at any moment give way.

    The Adventures of Akbar Flora Annie Steel

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