snow crust

  1. a relatively hard, upper layer or film of ice or compacted snow on a snow surface.

Origin of snow crust

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby snow crust Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snow crust in a sentence

  • Joe came down with great force, his feet foremost, and running through the snow-crust to a great depth.

    Wild Western Scenes | John Beauchamp Jones
  • It went on, with varying success, till 'the moon of the snow crust,' as the Ojibbeways poetically style March.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • It was evil going, and as he broke through the snow-crust mile after wearing mile, he felt himself grow weaker and weaker.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
  • The sound had come from close by on our left, but now we heard only a faint and receding patter on the snow crust.

    The Cryptogram | William Murray Graydon
  • He lay quite still after a brief struggle that churned the snow crust to powder.

    The Cryptogram | William Murray Graydon