Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large expanse of snow, especially at the head of a glacier.

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  • noun A large permanent expanse of snow on a mountain or at the head of a glacier.

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  • noun a permanent wide expanse of snow

Etymologies

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snow +‎ field

Examples

  • Our options were further limited by the fact that we need four-wheel drive — the Taconic, our preferred route upstate, is double the fun in a blizzard and the driveway of our house is essentially a snowfield until someone remembers to plow us out.

    Life on Four Wheels

  • Standing on a snowfield far from any city as oceans of 10-degree air flow from the north, one can peer into the disc of the galaxy as if from space.

    The Fire We Tend Against Winter

  • It is a curious source of pleasure to stand on the bridge and look up at the snowfield in the distant mountains and know that is where the stream begins.

    Bird Cloud

  • By dawn I was at the first snowfield, which had a good track in it.

    Summit Meetings

  • It is a curious source of pleasure to stand on the bridge and look up at the snowfield in the distant mountains and know that is where the stream begins.

    Bird Cloud

  • It is a curious source of pleasure to stand on the bridge and look up at the snowfield in the distant mountains and know that is where the stream begins.

    Bird Cloud

  • It is a curious source of pleasure to stand on the bridge and look up at the snowfield in the distant mountains and know that is where the stream begins.

    Bird Cloud

  • Above us we still had a steep, loose snowfield to cross and a large overhanging cornice to surmount before summiting — both of which would prove to be the hardest climbing of the route.

    A Long and Slippery Slope

  • Above us we still had a steep, loose snowfield to cross and a large overhanging cornice to surmount before summiting — both of which would prove to be the hardest climbing of the route.

    A Long and Slippery Slope

  • Above us we still had a steep, loose snowfield to cross and a large overhanging cornice to surmount before summiting — both of which would prove to be the hardest climbing of the route.

    A Long and Slippery Slope

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