black ice


noun

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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Origin of black ice

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for black ice

black ice

noun

a thin transparent layer of new ice on a road or similar surface
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