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embacle

[ em-bah-kuhl, -bak-uhl ]
/ ɛmˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl /
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noun
an accumulation of broken ice in a river.Compare debacle (def. 2).
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Origin of embacle

<French, equivalent to em-em-1 + ()bâcledebacle
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