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snow crust

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

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for snow crust

Historical Examples

  • He came forcibly down on the snow-crust in a sitting posture.

    The Camp in the Snow

    William Murray Graydon

  • It's too heavy—she never trod down the snow-crust like that, poor bird!

    Mabel's Mistake

    Ann S. Stephens

  • With wide-sprawled wings she thudded down upon the snow-crust, almost under the fox's complacent jaws.

    The Secret Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • 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

  • Breaking through the snow-crust he mixed snow with the moss and also rolled the sweater in snow.