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snowdrift

[snoh-drift]
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noun
  1. a mound or bank of snow driven together by the wind.
  2. snow driven before the wind.

Origin of snowdrift

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at snow, drift
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snowdrift

noun
  1. a bank of deep snow driven together by the wind
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Word Origin and History for snowdrift

n.

c.1300, from snow (n.) + drift (n.).

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