Definition of snowfield
: a broad level expanse of snow; especially : a mass of perennial snow at the head of a glacier
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As the boys cut across the snowfield, a massive amount of increasingly unstable snow lay above them.
Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail must cross miles of deep snowfields that should have melted a month ago, some of them scrambling for their lives in the icy water of raging mountain streams.
Today, the pass draws history and railroad buffs, as well as off-road users and skiers who flock to the perennial snowfield atop Mount Epworth, home of the storied Epworth Cup ski race, which stages its 52nd annual contest next month.
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Definition of snowfield for English Language Learners
: a large flat area of fallen snow
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