Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. On a railroad, a construction covering the track to prevent accumulations of snow on the line, or to carry snow-slides or avalanches over the track in mountainous regions.
- n. alternative spelling of snow shed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A shelter to protect from snow, esp. a long roof over an exposed part of a railroad.
“As it pulled out of the station, his eyes scanned the faces of people waiting under the snowshed.”
“The grip of at least one snowshed was broken; but there remained twenty more -- and the Death Trail -- beyond!”
“Both the firemen on Number Six have went out from gas -- in the snowshed.”
“Houston followed the figure toward the snowshed on the hill.”
“They were within the snowshed now, the auger boring and tearing and snarling like some savage, vengeful thing against the solid mass of frigidity which faced it.”
“The wind had ceased temporarily, allowing every possible workman to be pulled from the ordinary task of keeping the tracks clear of the "pick-ups" of the wind, blowing the snow down from the drifts of the hill, and to be concentrated upon the primary task of many, -- the clearing of the packed sittings which filled the first snowshed.”
“The second plow's up there in the snowshed with the crew.”
“Only one snowshed remained, with but a feeble bulwark of drifts before it.”
“She snapshotted watertanks, whistling posts, lunch stands, section houses, grade crossings and holes in the snowshed -- also scenery, people and climate.”
“Festing sent half the men to cut this portion away, and the others up the hill to haul posts for the snowshed to the top of the slides.”
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