Definitions

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

  • n. A machine that makes artificial snow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device for creating snow.

Etymologies

Blend of snow and maker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sunny skies early slowly fill with clouds by or during the afternoon as our possible snowmaker begins to head this way.

    Forecast: Chilly 30s 'til next snow chance

  • Snow Potential Index: 2 ↑ - The Sunday storm is pulling up warmer air too fast to be a major snowmaker.

    Forecast: Wintry cold but winds "brake"

  • Now, the top half of that system is going to be possibly a snowmaker for the Upper Peninsula, for parts of, say, maybe Upper Peninsula of Michigan and back into Wisconsin.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2009

  • Now, what I want you to know, though, this is not going to be a major snowmaker, you might have a light dusting, but it's not going to be a big, big producer.

    CNN Transcript Mar 9, 2008

  • So, this is going to be a major snowmaker for the tri - state area.

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2008

  • So, it looks like a big snowmaker out to the west.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2008

  • That will be a major snowmaker as we go late into the day on Sunday going into Monday.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2008

  • On the other side of the system, it's not a rainmaker but snowmaker in parts of well -- now just east of Minneapolis and to the west of Green Bay.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2008

  • It gets very windy on Sunday and this storm on Sunday into Monday morning could be a big-time snowmaker and a headache maker for anybody getting in and out of the east coast on Monday morning.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2007

  • Now, the storm that transformed itself into Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York state snowmaker, up into Ontario and Quebec, snowmaker, big time snowmaker here.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2007

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