snowbank

play
noun snow·bank \ ˈsnō-ˌbaŋk \

Definition of snowbank

:a mound or slope of snow

Examples of snowbank in a Sentence

  1. The car slid into a snowbank.

Recent Examples of snowbank from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'snowbank.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of snowbank

1779


SNOWBANK Defined for English Language Learners

snowbank

play
noun

Definition of snowbank for English Language Learners

  • : a pile of snow especially along the side of a road


SNOWBANK Defined for Kids

snowbank

play
noun snow·bank \ ˈsnō-ˌbaŋk \

Definition of snowbank for Students

:a mound or pile of snow that results from clearing pavement

Learn More about snowbank


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up snowbank? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!