snowstorm

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From snow +‎ storm. Compare Saterland Frisian Sneestoarm, West Frisian sniestoarm, German Schneesturm, Dutch sneeuwstorm, Swedish snöstorm, Icelandic snjóstormur.

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snowstorm (plural snowstorms)

  1. Bad weather involving blowing winds and snow, or blowing winds and heavy snowfall amount.
  2. A snow globe.
    • 1947, Dornford Yates, The Berry Scene, Ward, Lock & Co., 273:
      As we made our way down, my eye was caught by a snowstorm—one of those little glass balls, with a baby cottage inside.

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