sastruga [ sas-tr uh-g uh, sah-str uh-, sa- stroo-, sah-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural sas·tru·gi . [ sas-tr uh-gee, sah-str uh-, 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. 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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zastruga groove, from za by + struga deep place
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sastrugi [să-strōō ′gə, sä ′strə-] Long, wavelike ridges of snow, formed by the wind and found on the polar plains. Sastrugi are usually up to several meters high and are often parallel to the prevailing wind direction.
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