sastruga

[ sas-truh-guh, sah-struh-, sa-stroo-, sah- ]
/ ˈsæs trə gə, ˈsɑ strə-, sæˈstru-, sɑ- /
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noun, plural sas·tru·gi [sas-truh-gee, sah-struh-, sa-stroo-, sah-] /ˈsæs trə gi, ˈsɑ strə-, sæˈstru-, sɑ-/.

Usually sastrugi. ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind.

Nearby words

  1. sasswood,
  2. sassy,
  3. sassy bark,
  4. sassywood,
  5. sastra,
  6. sastrugi,
  7. sat,
  8. sat nav,
  9. sat sri akal,
  10. sat-cit-ananda

Also zastruga.

Origin of sastruga

1830–40; < German < dialectal Russian zastrúga, noun derivative of zastrugátʾ, zastrogátʾ to plane, shave down (wood), equivalent to za- perfective v. prefix + strugátʾ, strogátʾ to plane, smooth (wood)

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British Dictionary definitions for sastruga

sastruga

zastruga

/ (səˈstruːɡə, sæ-) /

noun

one of a series of ridges on snow-covered plains, caused by the action of wind laden with ice particles

Word Origin for sastruga

from Russian zastruga groove, from za by + struga deep place

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