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sas·tru·ga(să-stro͞o′gə, săs′trə-, sä′strə-) also zas·tru·ga (ză-stro͞o′gə, zä-)
n. pl. sas·tru·gi (-gē) also zas·tru·gi
A long wavelike ridge of snow, formed by the wind and found on the polar plains.
[Russian dialectal zastruga : za, beyond + struga, deep place into which one may fall; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]
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sastruga(səˈstruːɡə; sæ-) or
(Physical Geography) one of a series of ridges on snow-covered plains, caused by the action of wind laden with ice particles
[from Russian zastruga groove, from za by + struga deep place]
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