snowfield

[ snoh-feeld ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌfild /
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noun Geology.

a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow.

Nearby words

  1. snowdrop,
  2. snowdrop tree,
  3. snowed,
  4. snowed under,
  5. snowfall,
  6. snowflake,
  7. snowflake baby,
  8. snowmaker,
  9. snowmaking,
  10. snowman

Origin of snowfield

First recorded in 1835–45; snow + field

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British Dictionary definitions for snowfield

snowfield

/ (ˈsnəʊˌfiːld) /

noun

a large area of permanent snow
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Science definitions for snowfield

snowfield

[ snōfēld′ ]

A large expanse of snow, usually with a smooth and uniform surface, and especially at the head of a glacier.
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