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snowstorm

[ snoh-stawrm ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌstɔrm /
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noun

a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow.

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Origin of snowstorm

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; snow + storm
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British Dictionary definitions for snowstorm

snowstorm

/ (ˈsnəʊˌstɔːm) /

noun

a storm with heavy snow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for snowstorm

snowstorm


n.

1771, from snow (n.) + storm (n.).

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