ice run

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noun

the rapid breaking up or fragmentation of river ice in spring or early summer.

Nearby words

  1. ice plant,
  2. ice point,
  3. ice rain,
  4. ice rampart,
  5. ice road,
  6. ice screw,
  7. ice sheet,
  8. ice shelf,
  9. ice show,
  10. ice skate

Origin of ice run

First recorded in 1895–1900

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

Examples from the Web for ice run

  • Whose fault would it be if he killed himself on the ice-run after all?

    The Crime Doctor|Ernest William Hornung
  • I want you to get into some clothes and come up to the ice-run as quick as possible!

    The Crime Doctor|Ernest William Hornung