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snowshed

[snoh-shed] /ˈsnoʊˌʃɛd/
noun
1.
a structure, as over an extent of railroad track on a mountainside, for protection against snow.
Origin of snowshed
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; snow + shed1
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  • Both the firemen on Number Six have went out from gas—in the snowshed.

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  • Houston followed the figure toward the snowshed on the hill.

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  • The grip of at least one snowshed was broken; but there remained twenty more—and the Death Trail—beyond!

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  • Only one snowshed remained, with but a feeble bulwark of drifts before it.

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British Dictionary definitions for snowshed

snowshed

/ˈsnəʊˌʃɛd/
noun
1.
a shelter built over an exposed section of railway track to prevent its blockage by snow
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