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 Thomas was shot in the chest and head, crashed into a snowbank and another vehicle, and was pronounced dead about two hours later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Rosemary Sobol,, "South Side man accused in fatal shooting of man who was smoking cannabis with friends in Brainerd in February," 27 Mar. 2021 Passersby stopped to help the driver get out of the cab, which climbed a snowbank and the guardrail and was dangling precariously off the side of the bridge. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Slick roads in Twin Cities lead to scores of crashes, spinouts," 12 Feb. 2021 The vehicle rolled over on the driver’s side and landed in a snowbank on Common Street, the DA’s office said in a press release. Adam Sennott,, "Truck driver killed in Belmont crash identified," 5 Mar. 2021 One driver spun out into the snowbank lining the track's outer edge, and the race paused to reset. Katie Galioto, Star Tribune, "On Lake Superior bay, ice racing puts a frozen twist on NASCAR," 27 Feb. 2021 In the video, taken by a passing motorist who was not involved in the shooting, one car rams another into a snowbank off of Route 138 in Canton, Massachusetts, about 15 miles south of downtown Boston. NBC News, "Dramatic video shows car being rammed, roadside shooting near Boston," 25 Feb. 2021 An Arkansas State Trooper spotted the SUV and pursued it until the vehicle became disabled in a snowbank. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Abducted North Carolina teen found alive in Arkansas; kidnapping suspect dies after shootout with police," 23 Feb. 2021 An Arkansas state trooper chased Ice through Lonoke until Ice's car became disabled in a snowbank, police said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, "14-year-old girl abducted in North Carolina is found safe in Arkansas: Police," 22 Feb. 2021 The body was found around 12:30 p.m. in a snowbank in the rear parking lot of a commercial strip mall at Higgins Road and Brophy Avenue, Park Ridge police said in a news release. Jennifer Johnson,, "Woman’s body discovered in snowbank behind Park Ridge business," 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of snowbank

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowbank was in 1779

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9 Apr 2021

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“Snowbank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of snowbank

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


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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