snowstorm

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

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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., page 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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