an avalanche consisting largely or entirely of snow.

Also especially British, snow-slip [snoh-slip] /ˈsnoʊˌslɪp/.

Origin of snowslide

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; snow + slide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for snowslide

Historical Examples of 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.

  • There was a snowslide too that buried their house and gave them some lively work to dig themselves out.