snow line


snow line
noun
the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice
Hypernyms: ↑line

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noun
1. : the lower margin of a perennial snowfield : the elevation above which some snow remains throughout the year
2. : the extreme limit from the equator within which no snow falls unmelted and which varies with physical conditions (as elevation and nearness to the sea)

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1. the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow.
2. the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level.
[1825-35]

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snow line,
1. the line on mountains above which there is always snow.
2. the limit of distance from the equator beyond which snow never completely melts off.

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n. usu. the snow line the altitude above which some snow remains on the ground in a particular place throughout the year
the altitude above which there is snow on the ground in a particular place at a given time

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: an imaginary line on a mountain that marks the height above which snow does not completely melt

climbing above the snow line


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Snow line — Snow Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snow line — snow′ line n. 1) mer the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow 2) mer the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • snow line — n the snow line the level above which snow on a mountain never melts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snow line — or snow limit n. the boundary between a region of permanent snow and a region where the snow melts in the summer …   English World dictionary

  • snow line — 1. the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow. 2. the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level. [1825 35] * * * ▪ topography       the lower topographic limit of permanent snow cover. The snow line… …   Universalium

  • Snow line — The snow line is the point above which, or poleward of which, snow and ice cover the ground throughout the year.The interplay of altitude and latitude affect the precise placement of the snow line at a particular location. At or near the equator …   Wikipedia

  • snow line — noun the snow line the level above which snow on a mountain never melts …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • snow line — sniego linija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Žemutinė nuolatinės sniego dangos riba kalnuose. atitikmenys: angl. snow line vok. Schneelinie, f rus. снежная линия …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • snow line — lower line of an area (such as a mountain) covered with snow for most or all of the year; latitudinal line indicating where snowfall begins at sea level …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snow line — noun The altitude, in a mountainous region, above which the ground is covered with snow, at any particular time. Syn: snow level …   Wiktionary