Origin of ice pack
First recorded in 1850–55
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An opposite window was reached, and there before them was the ice-pack.Winter Fun
William O. Stoddard
A look of such unqualified admiration overspread the young man's face that the last remnants of the ice-pack melted.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
Every few steps some man would sink into the ice-pack up to his waist and his legs would dangle in slush without finding bottom.Historic Adventures
Rupert S. Holland
The Corwin took the lead, and a five-mile run brought us to the edge of the ice-pack.
In these they follow the ice-pack, and capture seals and walruses, and occasionally a whale.
- 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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- A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.
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