ice island


noun
  1. a tabular iceberg in the Arctic region.

Origin of ice island

1
First recorded in 1770–80

Words Nearby ice island

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How to use ice island in a sentence

  • We thus had the ice-island between us and the possibly hostile ship.

    Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
  • We will permit the ice island to tow us along, as long as she goes toward the south or west.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" | Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
  • None slept, and the night wore slowly away as our ice-island floated we knew not whither.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • As we groped about we struck an old floating ice-island, about twelve feet square.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • "Possibly they may bear up through the channel to the west of the ice-island," said Raed.

    Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens