snowdrift

[ snoh-drift ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌdrɪft /

noun

a mound or bank of snow driven together by the wind.
snow driven before the wind.

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Origin of snowdrift

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at snow, drift
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British Dictionary definitions for snowdrift

snowdrift
/ (ˈsnəʊˌdrɪft) /

noun

a bank of deep snow driven together by the wind
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