snow·​belt ˈsnō-ˌbelt How to pronounce snowbelt (audio)
often capitalized
: a region that receives an appreciable amount of annual snowfall

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most other communities – even those in the traditional Northeast Ohio snowbelt – had three inches of snow or less on the ground Sunday. Jane Morice |, cleveland, 27 Mar. 2022 Lake County – also part of the traditional Northeast Ohio snowbelt – had higher totals as well; for example, Waite Hill had four inches of snow on the ground Sunday. Jane Morice |, cleveland, 13 Mar. 2022 Lighter snow accumulations are also possible outside of the snowbelt. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 7 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowbelt was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Snowbelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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