hard·pack | \ ˈhärd-ˌpak \

Definition of hardpack 

: compacted snow

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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, "Survival Game The Long Dark Is a Troubling Yet Beautiful Gem," 3 Oct. 2014

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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