snow·​slide | \ ˈsnō-ˌslīd How to pronounce snowslide (audio) \

Definition of snowslide

: an avalanche of snow

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The snowslide came tumbling down from 7,900 feet above sea level, to an area about 7,000 feet above sea level, where the snowboarders were killed. BenoÎt Morenne, New York Times, "Avalanche in French Alps Kills 4 Snowboarders," 13 Feb. 2017 Ms. Parete and her children are relatives of one of the two people who escaped seconds before the snowslide buried the hotel. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, "Italy Cheers as Boy Pulled From Rubble of Avalanche, Along With Others," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of snowslide

1841, in the meaning defined above

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