Usually sastrugi. ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind.
- Also zastruga.
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How to use sastruga in a sentence
As the sledge strikes each sastruga, it skids northwards along it to the discomfort of the wheelers and the disgust of the leader.
One walks into a deep trench or a sastruga two feet high without noticing it.
The sail was up and, while braking the load upwind, I slipped and fell, allowing the sledge to collide with a large sastruga.
Each of us took it in turn to run ahead, jumping from one sastruga to another.
A fine example of a typical old sastruga was passed on the way.
British Dictionary definitions for sastruga
one of a series of ridges on snow-covered plains, caused by the action of wind laden with ice particles
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