Sastruga definition

ză-stro͝ogə, zä-
A long wavelike ridge of snow, formed by the wind and found on the polar plains.
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Any of a series of long, wavelike ridges or grooves formed on a snow surface by the wind, especially in polar plains.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sastruga
Plural:
sastrugi

Origin of sastruga

  • Russian dialectal zastruga za beyond struga deep place into which one may fall sreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian заструга (zastruga)

    From Wiktionary