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[snohd-n] /ˈsnoʊd n/
a mountain in NW Wales: highest peak in Wales. 3560 feet (1085 meters). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was used to break the lines of the Snowdon lances and pikes, so that the mail-clad cavalry might dash in.

    A Short History of Wales Owen M. Edwards
  • It may have been Snowdon, or it may not—in any case it was a hill, and a stiff one.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • He also published several geological sections, including one (in 1819) showing the strata from London to Snowdon.

  • Snowdon was 600 feet greater, and the climate was much colder and more rigorous.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • The first recorded ascent of Snowdon seems to have been made from the same spot in 1639.

  • "Perhaps you have not read the same works as I," said Mr. Snowdon.

    Bernard Brooks' Adventures Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Meeting mine host on the lawn, I inquired if I might venture to ascend Snowdon without the service of a guide.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • "Doctor of Philosophy," answered Mr. Snowdon in a lofty tone.

    Bernard Brooks' Adventures Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • He asked me to go up Snowdon with him, but when I asked him what the tramfare was, he was slightly snorty in his manner.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for Snowdon


a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft) Welsh name Yr Wyddfa


1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones. born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960–78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Snowdon

mountain in Caernarvonshire, northern Wales, from English snow (n.) + Old English dun "hill, mountain" (see down (n.2); presumably translating a former Celtic name. The height is snow-covered much of the year.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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