Definition of snow-blind in English:



  • Temporarily blinded by the glare of light reflected by a large expanse of snow.

    • ‘The next day the doctor is said to have been so completely snow blind that he entered Chamonix hanging on to the strap of his guide's knapsack.’
    • ‘By morning three of the eight were completely snow-blind and all but two were in extreme pain.’
    • ‘The leader, an American man, was stuck on the South Col, snow-blind with a dead radio.’
    • ‘At 28,126 feet, exhausted from the delicate, perilous climbing and realizing that he was going snow-blind, Norton turned back.’