snowcap

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

Definition of snowcap

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

Other Words from snowcap

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

Examples of snowcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nepal disagreed, maintaining its position that the snowcap covering the peak should be accounted for in the final number. Ryan Van Bibber, Outside Online, 27 May 2020 After the Chinese completed their 2005 survey, Nepal and China announced a joint agreement to recognize both the new Chinese survey of the highest point of rock and the 1954 Survey of India elevation, which included the snowcap. Freddie Wilkinson, National Geographic, 28 Sep. 2020 The mid-winter snowcap scatters the sun’s warming rays in the infrared portion of the spectrum. Outdoor Life, 17 Jan. 2020 Anderson pulled to a stop at wooded intersection, the full moon illuminating pale birch trees and distant snowcaps. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, 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, 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, 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, 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, 3 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of snowcap

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowcap was in 1859

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Last Updated

24 May 2022

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“Snowcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowcap. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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