snowman

[ snoh-man ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌmæn /

noun, plural snow·men.

a figure of a person made of packed snow.
Slang.
  1. the numeral eight: They retired Ripken’s number in 2001, so no Oriole will again wear that snowman on his back.
  2. Golf. a score of eight strokes on any individual hole: I blew it on the ninth hole—still can’t believe I made the dreaded snowman.

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Origin of snowman

First recorded in 1820–30; snow + man
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British Dictionary definitions for snowman

snowman
/ (ˈsnəʊˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a figure resembling a man, made of packed snow
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