A snowball was a small, compacted sphere of snow and ice, usually thrown by one individual at another in play or as a prank.


A German-language wizarding newspaper reported in 1926 that a cursed snowball had been discovered at the Othmarschen Christmas Market.[1]

During winter of the 1991–1992 school year, Fred and George Weasley bewitched several snowballs to follow Professor Quirrell and to bounce off the back of his turban, thus unwittingly hitting Lord Voldemort in the face.[2]

The Weasley twins pelted the windows of the Gryffindor Tower common room with snowballs in December 1995.[3] Their younger brother, Ron, opened a window to scold them, and ended up getting hit by a snowball for his trouble.[3]

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