snowbelt

[snoh-belt]
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:
1870–75; snow + belt

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