snowshed

[snoh-shed]

Origin of snowshed

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; snow + shed1
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Historical Examples of snowshed

  • Both the firemen on Number Six have went out from gas—in the snowshed.

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  • Houston followed the figure toward the snowshed on the hill.

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  • The grip of at least one snowshed was broken; but there remained twenty more—and the Death Trail—beyond!

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  • Only one snowshed remained, with but a feeble bulwark of drifts before it.

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British Dictionary definitions for snowshed

snowshed

noun
  1. a shelter built over an exposed section of railway track to prevent its blockage by snow
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