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anchor ice

noun
  1. ice formed below the surface of a body of water that attaches either to a submerged object or to the bottom.
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Origin of anchor ice

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Also called bottom ice, ground ice.
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British Dictionary definitions for anchor ice

anchor ice

noun
  1. Canadian ice that forms at the bottom of a lake or river
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