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 Eight people were rescued from that avalanche and the second snowslide occurred as teams were searching for two others. NBC News, "Avalanche kills at least 21, leaves others trapped in eastern Turkey," 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, "Austrian skier survives five hours buried in snow after avalanche, rescue called a ‘Christmas miracle’," 28 Dec. 2019 Police and rescuers searched the snowslide after witnesses said more people might be buried. USA TODAY, "Swiss ski resort avalanche injures two, and more may be buried," 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, "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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“Snowslide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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