snowcap

noun
snow·​cap | \ ˈsnō-ˌkap How to pronounce snowcap (audio) \

Definition of snowcap

: a covering cap of snow (as on a mountain peak)

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Other Words from snowcap

snowcapped \ ˈsnō-​ˌkapt How to pronounce snowcapped (audio) \ adjective

Examples of snowcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mid-winter snowcap scatters the sun’s warming rays in the infrared portion of the spectrum. Outdoor Life, "3 Killer Ice Fishing Tactics For Mid-Winter Pike, Walleyes, and Panfish," 17 Jan. 2020 Anderson pulled to a stop at wooded intersection, the full moon illuminating pale birch trees and distant snowcaps. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "Looking for Alaska’s Rural Police Force? Check the Suburbs.," 5 Dec. 2019 Studies suggest that if the mountain's snowcap continues to evaporate at its current rate, it could be gone in 15 years. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Vanishing ice puts Mongolia's reindeer herders at risk," 20 Nov. 2019 In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? New York Times, "How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.," 3 Feb. 2018 In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? Kai Schultz, The Seattle Times, "How tall is Mount Everest? For Nepal, it’s a touchy question," 3 Feb. 2018 In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? New York Times, "How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.," 3 Feb. 2018 In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? Kai Schultz, The Seattle Times, "How tall is Mount Everest? For Nepal, it’s a touchy question," 3 Feb. 2018 White icebergs and snowcaps create frigid landscapes, blanched reefs invoke leagues under the sea, and in the center of the gallery a circular metal scaffold supports a hovering cylinder of light, the abstraction of a spaceship. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme’ Review: Survival Couture," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of snowcap

1859, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2020

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“Snowcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowcap. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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