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ice pack

Origin of ice pack
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Any additional move of the ice pack will simply force us upward.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • The nozzle orifice was pointing directly at the interior of the ice pack.

  • He had been there when she arrived, standing by the window and smoking while the doctor was fixing an ice pack on Doris' head.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
  • An ice pack applied to the head is beneficial in case of marked psychic disturbance.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • About sixty miles north of Etah, we came to a dead stop in the ice pack off Victoria Head.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • Alan shook his head, got up off his chair, went inside for a cold washcloth and an ice pack, and came back out.

  • It was really an ice pack, due to an unusually severe winter in the north Atlantic.

  • There are no landmarks on the ice, and when they reached the ice pack, they had to begin their careful navigating.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • He ran down to the ice edge, and gazed eagerly seaward, but nowhere could he see the ice pack.

    Bobby of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • In the east the sun was just rising, and the snow of the ice pack sparkled and glittered with wondrous beauty.

    Bobby of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for ice pack

ice pack

a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc
another name for pack ice
a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp in cool bags
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ice pack in Medicine

ice pack n.
A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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