ice storm

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noun

a storm of freezing rain and widespread glaze formation.

Nearby words

  1. ice show,
  2. ice skate,
  3. ice skater,
  4. ice skating,
  5. ice station,
  6. ice tongs,
  7. ice tongue,
  8. ice water,
  9. ice wine,
  10. ice yacht

Origin of ice storm

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for ice storm

ice storm

noun

mainly US a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground
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