hard·​pack | \ ˈhärd-ˌpak How to pronounce hardpack (audio) \

Definition of hardpack

: compacted snow

Examples of hardpack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hardpack trail with a couple of sandy spots weaves through trees and offers a scenic overlook of Yawkey Mine pit before plunging back down to the parking lot via berms and rollers. Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 At its lowest point, her backpack and favored Justin Bieber hardpack were ruined after they were dowsed in water by bullies picking on her because of her size. Ben Morse, CNN, 24 Nov. 2020 Frostbitten weeds poked from the hardpack, all granularity leeched from the countryside, the icy, angular topography distilled to surfaces shaded cobalt, steel and viridian set against a saffron sky. Matt Peckham, WIRED, 3 Oct. 2014

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First Known Use of hardpack

1895, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2021

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“Hardpack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardpack. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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