snowmaker

noun
snow·​mak·​er | \ ˈsnō-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce snowmaker (audio) \

Definition of snowmaker

: a device for making snow

Examples of snowmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That premature snowmaker will be powerful enough to shuttle its plume of moisture all the way up to Hudson Bay. Matthew Cappucci, chicagotribune.com, "Tumultuous weather pattern triggers historic snowstorm in Plains, Nor’easter and western windstorm," 14 Oct. 2019 Here, a snowmaker shows how to charge one of the pipelines with water at a slope-side valve station. New York Times, "‘It Melts. So We Make It Again.’ How Killington Makes Its Snow," 21 Feb. 2020 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019 New Hampshire’s Wildcat is offering a $1,000 bonus for new snowmakers to come on board, and Sunday River in Maine last year increased its hourly wage from $13 to $20 for that job. Lisa Rathke, The Know, "Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers, starting to up the ante," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of snowmaker

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowmaker. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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