from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mass or bank of snow piled up by the wind.
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- n. A bank of snow accumulated by the wind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bank of drifted snow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drift of snow; snow driven by the wind; also, a bank of snow driven together by the wind.
- n. Same as snow-on-the-mountain, 1.
- n. The sweet alyssum, Aduseton maritimum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mass of snow heaped up by the wind
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Laponie Ice Driving in Arjeplog, Sweden, a place that brings a whole new meaning to the term "snowdrift".
"Why this radiant peak, a reflection of our highest and purest aspirations, should have been transformed into a dirty snowdrift is a mystery to this viewer."
This suggests that the yeast are playing what game theorists call a snowdrift game.
Mr. Paakkanen's designs for Avarte include a sleek, throne-like armchair called Nietos (which means "snowdrift"'in Finnish), made from laminated birch, and Taitos (which means "fold"), a series of stackable birch and plastic chairs with distinctive cut-diamond seats and backs.
I dug my way through a snowdrift to reach a tree, barely able to pull the last bit of rope up to clip myself to the anchor.
That evening it got stuck in a snowdrift on Dartmoor and rapidly became engulfed in snow.
The top was slit with clear glass, under which Lucifer could see the olive skin, golden hair and snowdrift wings of the Archangel Gabriel.
I stomped around all morning, grumbling under my breath and trying – not entirely successfully – to work out the easiest way to clear the snowdrift from my back doorstep without the benefit of salt.
A blizzard starts up while I squat, freezing in the darkness, next to a giant snowdrift.
- Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.