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snowshed

[ snoh-shed ]

noun

  1. a structure, as over an extent of railroad track on a mountainside, for protection against snow.


snowshed

/ ˈsnəʊˌʃɛd /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of snowshed1

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; snow + shed 1
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Example Sentences

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

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

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

Houston followed the figure toward the snowshed on the hill.

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