Definition of snow-blind in English:
Temporarily blinded by the glare of light reflected by a large expanse of snow.
- The leader, an American man, was stuck on the South Col, snow-blind with a dead radio.
- At 28,126 feet, exhausted from the delicate, perilous climbing and realizing that he was going snow-blind, Norton turned back.
- By morning three of the eight were completely snow-blind and all but two were in extreme pain.
- Example sentences
- Most people can only imagine what an attempt to reach Mount Everest's 29,035-foot summit is like: laboring to find oxygen, battling snow blindness, tunneling through 60-mile-an-hour winds.
- The glass lenses feature 93 percent visible light reduction - essential for avoiding snow blindness while on glaciers - and an antiglare coating.
- During World War II, medics accompanying German mountain troops were experts at treating frostbite, snow blindness, and other problems.
Pronunciation: /ˈsnō ˌblīn(d)nis/noun
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