a thin sheet of ice, as on a road surface, usually caused by freezing mist and creating hazardous driving conditions.
Oceanography. sea ice that is clear enough to show the color of the water underneath.
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How to use black ice in a sentence
Near the door thousands of stilettos slide and shuffle on black ice, somehow always keeping their immaculate balance.
She halted again and looked at me and at the back of her great eyes gleamed black ice.Jaffery | William J. Locke
Night fell; the sky became clear as black ice; the dim seas resembled a lair of white bears at play.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
The laugh is still, the noise has fled, and the first sound of the skate on the black ice seems almost a desecration.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
Beyond this we came to a second and wider sheet of hard black ice falling away steeply towards the Sasso Bisolo Glacier.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
The slope, which we found hard black ice, was then snow, and was very soon disposed of.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
British Dictionary definitions for black ice
a thin transparent layer of new ice on a road or similar surface
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