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snowbank

[snoh-bangk]
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noun
  1. a mound of snow, as a snowdrift or snow shoveled from a road or sidewalk.
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Origin of snowbank

First recorded in 1770–80; snow + bank1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for snowbank

Historical Examples

  • You certainly paid him back for shoving you into that snowbank.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt

    Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)

  • If I can only get it into my apron I will drop it outside the door into the snowbank.

    Midnight In Beauchamp Row

    Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)

  • In another five minutes he was peering like a woodchuck from his hole in the snowbank.

    Panther Eye

    Roy J. Snell

  • He called for help, but the cry rose no higher than the snowbank.

    The Transformation of Job

    Frederick Vining Fisher

  • Once we saw what we took to be a snowbank just ahead by the roadside.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine


Word Origin and History for snowbank

n.

1779, from snow (n.) + bank (n.2).

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