ice pack


Origin of ice pack

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice pack

Historical Examples of ice pack

  • An opposite window was reached, and there before them was the ice-pack.

    Winter Fun

    William O. Stoddard

  • A look of such unqualified admiration overspread the young man's face that the last remnants of the ice-pack melted.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Every few steps some man would sink into the ice-pack up to his waist and his legs would dangle in slush without finding bottom.

    Historic Adventures

    Rupert S. Holland

  • The Corwin took the lead, and a five-mile run brought us to the edge of the ice-pack.

  • In these they follow the ice-pack, and capture seals and walruses, and occasionally a whale.

British Dictionary definitions for ice pack

ice pack


a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc
another name for pack ice
a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp in cool bags
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ice pack in Medicine

ice pack



A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.
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