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

Definition of snowslide

: an avalanche of snow

Examples of snowslide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office announced the recovery of the snowshoer at 2:42 p.m. A family member, Laura Vitkavage, confirmed to CBS Denver that her cousin, Nathan Schmidt, was killed as a result of the snowslide. CBS News, 28 Feb. 2022 The skiers, traveling uphill, triggered the snowslide in an area that wasn't mitigated for avalanches and was not yet open for the ski season, the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort said in a release. Kay Jones, CNN, 12 Dec. 2021 Though Diana was fortunately not on the slopes that fateful day, Charles was, but miraculously avoided being caught in the snowslide, which injured one member of their group and killed another, Major Hugh Lindsay, a former aide to Queen Elizabeth. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 30 Nov. 2020 Eight people were rescued from that avalanche and the second snowslide occurred as teams were searching for two others. NBC News, 5 Feb. 2020 Police and rescuers searched the snowslide after witnesses said more people might be buried, but the operation ended with police saying there were no more victims. Fox News, 28 Dec. 2019 Police and rescuers searched the snowslide after witnesses said more people might be buried. USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2019 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, 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, 20 Jan. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of snowslide

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowslide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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