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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
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  • 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).

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