snow·​bound | \ ˈsnō-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce snowbound (audio) \

Definition of snowbound

: shut in or blockaded by snow

Examples of snowbound in a Sentence

We were snowbound for a week.
Recent Examples on the Web Economists believe that an unusually cold and snowbound March had some impact on growth, as did strikes in Germany and France. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Eurozone Economy Wavers in First Quarter," 2 May 2018 Here, regardless of the season, from snowbound winters to shimmering summers, Mother Nature is definitely the star of this show. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "You Can Stay in an Architect's Dreamy Adirondack-Inspired Lake Cabin," 28 Nov. 2017 Airlines have a new strategy for managing winter storms: keep more passengers away from snowbound airports. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "To Manage Storms, Airlines Try to Keep Passengers Away From Airports," 21 Mar. 2018 And in December, faced with prospect of spending Christmas isolated in a snowbound log cabin with her parents and her ex, the single princess posted a tongue-in-cheek conversation with Santa., "Which Princess Just Called William and Kate the 'Beautiful People?'," 6 Feb. 2018 First, the whole drivetrain had to come out, followed by the fabrication of a custom three-inch lift kit to enable the 370Zki to better suffer the drifts and moguls of outrageous snowbound fortune. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "Zki Lift: Nissan Adds Tracks and Skis to a 370Z Roadster," 4 Feb. 2018 Across this American tundra, people called their heating-oil companies for emergency supplies and sat stranded on the sides of roads as tow-truck companies reported five-hour wait times to jump-start a dead battery or tow away a snowbound car. Jess Bidgood, Katharine Q. Seelye And Jack Healy, New York Times, "An Eyelash-Freezing ‘Icy Hell’: The One Spot That Could Feel Like Minus 100," 5 Jan. 2018 My friends are always amused that this snowbound son of Belarus craves the sun Boris Fishman, Smithsonian, "This Lake Is One of Montana’s Best Kept Secrets," 16 Aug. 2017 On the specialty front, The Weinstein Co.’s snowbound thriller Wind River, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner, made its debut after stops at Sundance and Cannes. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box Office: 'The Dark Tower' Tops Sluggish Weekend, 'Detroit' Collapses," 6 Aug. 2017

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowbound.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of snowbound

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


snow·​bound | \ ˈsnō-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce snowbound (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowbound

: shut in or blocked by snow snowbound mountain passes

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