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snowslide

Syllabification: snow·slide

Definition of snowslide in English:

noun

North American
An avalanche.
Example sentences
  • An overflight of the epicentral region on Wednesday afternoon by U.S. Geological Survey scientists revealed numerous small rockslides and snowslides adjacent to the fault over a 25-mile long zone east of the town of Cantwell.
  • In the winter of 1983-84 a major snowslide damaged a number of buildings at the Mountain Monarch portal, and subsequent cave-ins within the haulage tunnels now block access to both mines.
  • While ski areas maintain such slopes, back-country areas are prone to snowslides, especially after a new snowfall.

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