Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A figure of a person made from packed snow, usually formed by piling large snowballs on top of each other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks (arms), a carrot (nose), and stones or coal (eyes, mouth).
  • n. A playing card with the rank of nine.
  • n. A score of eight on a single hole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a figure of a person made of packed snow

Etymologies

From snow + man. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sun 11/29/09 10: 05 AM frostey the snowman is a very hapy fun sole

    Frosty the Snowman turns 40 | EW.com

  • The snowman is mounted on a silicon cantilever from an atomic force microscope whose sharp tip 'feels' surfaces creating topographic surveys at almost atomic scales.

    Boing Boing

  • The snowman is accompanied by seasonally appropriate green asparagus and red glazed carrots (the red is food dye), and a bit of veggie burger with a Thai basil leaf.

    Bento #275 – Snowman « Were rabbits

  • A snowman is built in a basement that hides a Jew.

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • September 18, 2008 at 12: 50 pm cool. to me it looks like some little extra out of one of those rankin and bass tv specials. now that i think about it, it reminds me of the abominable snowman from the rudolph special.

    The Naugahyde Nauga : Scrubbles.net

  • This image of a threatening snowman is from a 1927 postcard.

    Boing Boing

  • In the silent movie The Snowman by Wallace McCutcheon, a chain-smoking snowman is swigging whiskey and appears in the rest of the film sloshed, inspiring a flogging by the townspeople.

    Boing Boing

  • Partly because the snowman is so inherently magical.

    Dutch Courage?

  • As they said on FARK. com, if you can tell a snowman is male, you've put the carrot in the wrong place.

    B. O. L. O.

  • With each consecutive day the snowman is slowly built up and up.

    Review of the Day: First Day of Winter

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    June 9, 2009

  • Frosty the Triple-Bogey sounds like a really evil snowman indeed!

    December 22, 2007

  • I had no idea this was a golfing term. We live and learn.

    December 22, 2007

  • 8 is my usual score in bowling. ;-)

    July 19, 2007

  • 8? That's my usual score on the mini-golf course. Which is why I usually don't mini-golf, of course. ;)

    July 19, 2007

  • This is also golf slang for the dreaded "8" (strokes) taken on a golf hole and entered with much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the scorecard! It is a triple-bogey on a 5-par hole and a quadruple-bogey on a 4-par. What do you think they'd call a 12!!? A dodecaman?

    July 19, 2007