noun, often capitalized
snow·​belt | \ ˈsnō-ˌbelt How to pronounce snowbelt (audio) \

Definition of snowbelt

: a region that receives an appreciable amount of annual snowfall

Examples of snowbelt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heaviest accumulating snow will be in the typical snowbelt areas around the Great Lakes, where a foot or more could fall. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 The snowbelt region will likely see the most, said NWS Cleveland meteorologist Alexa Maines. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 21 Dec. 2020 Consider an overnight at Punderson, in the heart of Northeast Ohio’s snowbelt. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2021 Located at 11755 Kinsman Road in Newbury Township, in the heart of the snowbelt, the state park has been a winter favorite since the 1950s. cleveland, 29 Dec. 2020 Snow is beginning to taper off this afternoon, though the snowbelt will continue to get hit with lake effect, according to the National Weather Service. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 2 Dec. 2020 Heavy lake-effect snow will develop in the typical Great Lakes snowbelts as the system pulls away Thursday through Saturday, the Weather Channel said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2020 Additionally, light-to-moderate snowfalls are expected throughout the day on Friday with the highest totals expected in the snowbelt. Mike Rose, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2020 Lake effect snow is expected to move Sunday through the eastern counties’ lakeshore, affecting cities like Mentor, and then move northwest, causing multiple bands of snow to form in the snowbelt. Jane Morice |, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of snowbelt

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowbelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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