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snowdrift

[snoh-drift] /ˈsnoʊˌdrɪft/
noun
1.
a mound or bank of snow driven together by the wind.
2.
snow driven before the wind.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see snow, drift
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Examples from the web for snowdrift
  • He stepped out of the snowdrift and approached the window.
  • Replacing existing guardrail reduces snowdrift problems caused by the old guardrail.
  • When plowing through a snowdrift or packed snow, the impact can move the truck sideways.
  • When and where they go depends on weather, formation of sea ice, and snowdrift patterns.
  • Placing the fence too close to the road can actually make snowdrift problems worse, and is another common mistake.
  • Replacing existing guardrail reduces snowdrift problems caused by the guardrail.
British Dictionary definitions for snowdrift

snowdrift

/ˈsnəʊˌdrɪft/
noun
1.
a bank of deep snow driven together by the wind
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Word Origin and History for snowdrift
n.

c.1300, from snow (n.) + drift (n.).

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