Definition of snowdrift in English:

snowdrift

Line breaks: snow|drift
Pronunciation: /ˈsnəʊdrɪft
 
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noun

A bank of deep snow heaped up by the wind.
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  • A 5km stretch of road to the Shipka Peak in Stara Planina was made impassable Monday night by trees felled by the wind and snowdrifts, but reopened to traffic Tuesday afternoon.
  • I know from experience that avalanches occur swiftly and cruelly, and our relief when the ground eventually levelled out soon dissipated in a struggle through waist deep snowdrifts.
  • Later in his career Freeman hit the national headlines by helping to drag the Whitby lifeboat six miles overland through deep snowdrifts in answer to a plea for help from the Robin Hoods Bay station.

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