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black ice

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  1. a thin sheet of ice, as on a road surface, usually caused by freezing mist and creating hazardous driving conditions.
  2. Oceanography. sea ice that is clear enough to show the color of the water underneath.

Origin of black ice

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for black ice

black ice

  1. a thin transparent layer of new ice on a road or similar surface
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