- shut in or immobilized by snow.
Origin of snowbound
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Examples from the Web for snowbound
A world that was snowbound, weighted and blanketed with a mantle of white.
Then Dick had to go over all the adventures of the snowbound days.The Grammar School Boys Snowbound
H. Irving Hancock
Snowbound in the North, I dreamed, as a child, of this world of eternal sunshine.The Clansman
Here you are,—snowbound on a treeless plain with mother old and crippled.A Son of the Middle Border
For the sake of atmosphere, her room-mate read Snowbound to her.The Girl from the Big Horn Country
Mary Ellen Chase
- confined to one place by heavy falls or drifts of snow; snowed-in
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Word Origin and History for snowbound
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