snowshed

[snoh-shed]
noun
a structure, as over an extent of railroad track on a mountainside, for protection against snow.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; snow + shed1

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snowshed (ˈsnəʊˌʃɛd)
 
n
a shelter built over an exposed section of railway track to prevent its blockage by snow

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Example sentences
The snowshed prevents snow slides from closing the route during the winter.
The tramway runs partly underground and partly above ground with a portion covered by a snowshed for protection from the weather.
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.
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