ice island

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noun

a tabular iceberg in the arctic region.

Nearby words

  1. ice fog,
  2. ice foot,
  3. ice front,
  4. ice hockey,
  5. ice house,
  6. ice jam,
  7. ice lolly,
  8. ice machine,
  9. ice maiden,
  10. ice man

Origin of ice island

First recorded in 1770–80

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice island

  • "Possibly they may bear up through the channel to the west of the ice-island," said Raed.

    Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
  • None slept, and the night wore slowly away as our ice-island floated we knew not whither.

    North-Pole Voyages|Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • We thus had the ice-island between us and the possibly hostile ship.

    Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
  • The distance across the ice-island here can't be much under two miles and a half.

    Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens