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[snoh-shed] /ˈsnoʊˌʃɛd/
a structure, as over an extent of railroad track on a mountainside, for protection against snow.
Origin of snowshed
1865-70, Americanism; snow + shed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The snowshed prevents snow slides from closing the route during the winter.
  • The snowshed structure will be supported by a drilled shaft foundation on the south side and a spread footing on the north side.
  • Reduce avalanche closure delays by building a new expanded snowshed.
  • Visual concept comparison of the new and old snowshed.
  • The tramway runs partly underground and partly above ground with a portion covered by a snowshed for protection from the weather.
British Dictionary definitions for snowshed


a shelter built over an exposed section of railway track to prevent its blockage by snow
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