snowmelt

noun snow·melt \ ˈsnō-ˌmelt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of snowmelt

: runoff produced by melting snow

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First Known Use of snowmelt

circa 1927

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Definition of snowmelt for English Language Learners

  • : water from melting snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams and rivers


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