- an avalanche consisting largely or entirely of snow.
Also especially British, snow-slip [snoh-slip] /ˈsnoʊˌslɪp/.
Origin of snowslide
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Examples from the Web for snowslide
I can mention his name now without Ketury's landin' onto me like a snowslide.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
He told the Ranger and the doctor about their ride on the snowslide.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park
Walter Prichard Eaton
They were climbing Mont Blanc when a snowslide swept them away into a deep crevasse.Girl Scouts in the Rockies
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
This tearing wind will soon roll up the mist, and the thunder will certainly start another big rock or a snowslide.The Silent Barrier
There was a snowslide too that buried their house and gave them some lively work to dig themselves out.Bobby Blake on a Plantation
Frank A. Warner