An avalanche formed by a sheet of snow breaking loose.
- A massive slab avalanche had broken off above them, causing the entire bowl to release.
- Nothing is worse than the slow grinding of a wet slab avalanche breaking your body to pieces.
- It is, however, the dry avalanche, and in particular the dry slab avalanche, that is of primary concern to anyone evaluating the importance of avalanches as a natural hazard.
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Syllabification: slab av·a·lanche
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