Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected with snow-blindness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow.

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  • adjective Affected by snow blindness; temporarily blinded by light reflected off snow.

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

  • verb affect with snow blindness
  • adjective temporarily blinded by exposure to light reflected from snow or ice

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One of them, snow-blind, towed helplessly at the rear of a sled.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • I went snow-blind for a time, this spring, and since then my eyes have been playing tricks with me.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • Within a days walk all around the place where the special glass had been released, the D'Haran scouts reported that they had seen well over sixty thousand frozen corpses, now drifted over with the snow-blind men unable to care for themselves in the harsh conditions.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • The towering stack of Broadway stages that Enron called its headquarters — with its profusion of workstations, trading boards, copiers, speakerphones, fax machines, and shredders — made visiting banker-broker types go snow-blind.

    The Autumn of the Multitaskers

  • He used his own goggles the whole way, but then, he was the only one who became snow-blind.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • The towering stack of Broadway stages that Enron called its headquarters — with its profusion of workstations, trading boards, copiers, speakerphones, fax machines, and shredders — made visiting banker-broker types go snow-blind.

    The Autumn of the Multitaskers

  • He was tremendously pleased with it; but so he was with his snow-goggles, in spite of the fact that he could not see with them, and that they allowed him to become snow-blind.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • I am not quite certain, though, that he did see us for the moment, as he was about as snow-blind as a man can be.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey

  • If a man comes into the tent in the evening with an inflamed eye and you ask him whether he is snow-blind, you may be sure he will be almost offended.

    The South Pole~ Depot Journeys

  • REAL ESTATE TYCOON Xavier Brown's eyes were rolled way back in his head, his open silk shirt showing an expanse of snow-blind white belly.

    Step on a Crack

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  • I've not seen it used in this way before, but it's just perfect:

    I want a Netbook and having been looking at different ones for a few days, but am now snow-blind from all the reviews.

    (also snowblind)

    February 27, 2009