- a storm of freezing rain and widespread glaze formation.
Origin of ice storm
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for ice storm
The oversight is strange, for in America the ice-storm is an event.
If anything could get through the ice-storm to-night, it was those two!The Ordeal
Charles Egbert Craddock
The ice-storm occurs in midwinter, and usually its enchantments are wrought in the silence and the darkness of the night.
It occurs to me now that I have never seen the ice-storm put upon canvas, and have not heard that any painter has tried to do it.
Happily, Captain De Haven was spared the necessity of choosing between the alternatives: the ice-storm did not reach us.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
Elisha Kent Kane
- mainly US a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground
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