snow line


noun

the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow.
the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level.

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Origin of snow line

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for snow line

snow line

noun

the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of permanent snow
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Scientific definitions for snow line

snow line

The boundary marking the lowest altitude at which a given area, such as the top of a mountain, is always covered with snow.
The boundary marking the furthest extent around the polar regions at which there is snow cover. The polar snow lines vary with the seasons.
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