snowbound

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adjective snow·bound \ˈsnō-ˈbau̇nd\

Definition of snowbound

  1. :  shut in or blockaded by snow

Examples of snowbound in a Sentence

  1. We were snowbound for a week.

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First Known Use of snowbound

1802


SNOWBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

snowbound

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Definition of snowbound for English Language Learners

  • : unable to leave a place because a lot of snow is falling or has fallen

  • : blocked with snow


SNOWBOUND Defined for Kids

snowbound

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adjective snow·bound \ˈsnō-ˈbau̇nd\

Definition of snowbound for Students

  1. :  shut in or blocked by snow snowbound mountain passes

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