follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

snowbank

[snoh-bangk] /ˈsnoʊˌbæŋk/
noun
1.
a mound of snow, as a snowdrift or snow shoveled from a road or sidewalk.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; snow + bank1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for snowbank
  • And so on-diving off a wave-battered rock, he lands in a snowbank.
  • He accidentally tapped the accelerator, sending his car into the snowbank.
  • For other plants, simply being buried in a snowbank can help reduce water loss.
  • One report is currently being written that will discuss the results of snowbank monitoring.
  • While she was trying to turn her car around, it became stuck in a snowbank.
Word Origin and History for snowbank
n.

1779, from snow (n.) + bank (n.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for snowbank

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for snowbank

17
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with snowbank