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ice storm

noun

  1. a storm of freezing rain and widespread glaze formation.


ice storm

noun

  1. a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ice storm1

First recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

That’s what she said, but Texas this year had freak snow and ice storms that left much of the state frozen without power for weeks, including Danielle’s house, so I think she did need the sweater but decided that I needed it more.

That was especially welcome news in Virginia, where utility crews continued working to restore service knocked out by a fierce ice storm last weekend.

There may be snow lovers galore, but no one ever roots for an ice storm.

It’s only a matter of time before another ice storm wallops our region, and let’s all hope it will be on the mild end of the spectrum … because the ice is never nice!

This is the hallmark of our really bad, crippling ice storms.

The best way to prepare for an ice storm is to consider what emergency heat you have in case the electricity goes out.

Atlanta was caught cold by a freak ice storm last month, now the authorities are struggling to deal with another one.

On St. Patrick's Day in 1936 we had a very bad ice storm and the big trees in our front yard were hit hard.

Has no one told you what happened last March—on the day of the ice storm?

A deposit of glaze on an extensive scale constitutes an ice storm.

At Christmas an ice storm came, and after that the cold was bitter indeed.

I looked out the window and we had a six-inch ice storm and the oaks were stripped.

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