Definition of snowbank
: a mound or slope of snow
Examples of snowbank in a Sentence
The car slid into a snowbank.
Recent Examples of snowbank from the Web
Finicum then sped off, coming to a roadblock and plowing into a snowbank.
In one section already plowed, tree trunks and branches from a previous slide poked from sheer snowbanks littered with pine needles and other debris from a previous snow slide.
Elliana came to the agency's attention a year before, when her mother, Jazmine Jones, allegedly got drunk and angry at a party in Calumet City and dropped the girl 6 feet down over a balcony railing into a snowbank.
A group of over a hundred Amtrak passengers learned this the hard way when their train got stuck in a 25 foot high snowbank for 13 hours yesterday.
A few hundred miles north of Pompeii, another example, perhaps courtesy of global climate change, emerged from a melting snowbank in the Tyrolean Alps.
Also in January, another ValuJet DC-9 with 30 people aboard slid into a snowbank after landing at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, closing the airport for nearly three hours.
In one, a flight briefly skidded off the runway at Chicago O’Hare, and in the other a United jet crashed into a snowbank after landing at Jackson Hole (no one was injured in either incident).
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Definition of snowbank for English Language Learners
: a pile of snow especially along the side of a road
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Definition of snowbank for Students
: a mound or pile of snow that results from clearing pavement
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