noun Date: 1830 a broad level expanse of snow; especially a mass of perennial snow at the head of a glacier

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  • snowfield — [snō′fēld΄] n. a large expanse of snow …   English World dictionary

  • snowfield — UK [ˈsnəʊˌfiːld] / US [ˈsnoʊˌfɪld] noun [countable] Word forms snowfield : singular snowfield plural snowfields an area of land that is always covered with snow …   English dictionary

  • snowfield — [[t]sno͟ʊfiːld[/t]] snowfields N COUNT A snowfield is a large area which is always covered in snow …   English dictionary

  • snowfield — /snoh feeld /, n. Geol. a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow. [1835 45; SNOW + FIELD] * * * …   Universalium

  • snowfield — noun A large permanent expanse of snow on a mountain or at the head of a glacier …   Wiktionary

  • snowfield — snow|field [ˈsnəufi:ld US ˈsnou ] n an area of land that is covered in snow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snowfield — snow|field [ snou,fild ] noun count an area of land that is always covered with snow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snowfield —     a) A broad expanse of terrain covered with snow, relatively smooth and uniform in appearance, occurring usually at high latitudes or in mountainous regions above the snowline and persisting throughout year.     b) A region of permanent snow… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • snowfield — n. large expanse of snow, large flat area covered with snow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snowfield — noun a permanent wide expanse of snow in mountainous or polar regions …   English new terms dictionary

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