snowbank

noun
snow·​bank | \ ˈsnō-ˌbaŋk How to pronounce snowbank (audio) \

Definition of snowbank

: a mound or slope of snow

Examples of snowbank in a Sentence

The car slid into a snowbank.
Recent Examples on the Web Suddenly, flashes of steam erupted from the ice—lava had snuck into the snowbank and was violently vaporizing it, launching red-hot debris into the air. Robin George Andrews, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2021 Justin Holman, 36, was charged with reckless homicide more than four months after police found 50-year-old Shanel Smith dead on her back in a snowbank behind a laundromat in the 9900 block of East 38th Street in the early hours of Feb. 19. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 Justin Holman, 36, was charged with reckless homicide more than four months after police found 50-year-old Shanel Smith dead on her back in a snowbank behind a laundromat in the 9900 block of East 38th Street in the early hours of Feb. 19. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 Katzfey and his girlfriend beat Mendoza-Chapparro, forced him to eat kitty litter and left him to die in a snowbank in 14-degree weather. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2021 Justin Holman, 36, was charged with reckless homicide more than four months after police found 50-year-old Shanel Smith dead on her back in a snowbank behind a laundromat in the 9900 block of East 38th Street in the early hours of Feb. 19. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 Gulp, the Sierra snowbank — a key source of water in the U.S. West — is short on funds. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2021 Justin Holman, 36, was charged with reckless homicide more than four months after police found 50-year-old Shanel Smith dead on her back in a snowbank behind a laundromat in the 9900 block of East 38th Street in the early hours of Feb. 19. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 Gulp, the Sierra snowbank — a key source of water in the U.S. West — is short on funds. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2021

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First Known Use of snowbank

1779, in the meaning defined above

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30 Oct 2021

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“Snowbank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowbank. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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snowbank

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snowbank

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

snowbank

noun
snow·​bank | \ ˈsnō-ˌbaŋk How to pronounce snowbank (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowbank

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

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