- iceberg lettuce,
Origin of iceberg
Examples from the Web for iceberg
In Russia, Uganda, and elsewhere around the world, legal change is the tip of the iceberg.
The recent botched executions are just the tip of the iceberg.
The logic here was a little unsound—if I remember the S.S. Titanic story, “Iceberg” would have been the right name.
As far as cash-grabs go, the VIP pass is only the tip of the iceberg.Coachella, Oasis For Douchebags and Trust Fund Babies, Should Be Avoided At All Costs|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 8th grade he was stretching his fingers by building apps for Windows phones—the “tip of the iceberg,” he calls it.
An iceberg could not more have chilled me; nor could the cold of an iceberg have been more purely physical.True Ghost Stories|Hereward Carrington
Does an iceberg write in that strain, we should like to know?
Through all the wild whirl, straight and erect and commanding was the form of Bob, his face cold and expressionless as an iceberg.Friday, the Thirteenth|Thomas W. Lawson
I never saw a chap before who seemed cool as an iceberg outside and had a heart of fire in his bosom.Frank Merriwell's Alarm|Burt L. Standish
While he was dressing Mr. Boxhall looked in and said: We have struck an iceberg, old man; hurry up!Titanic|Filson Young
Word Origin for iceberg
1774, partial loan-translation of Dutch ijsberg, literally "ice mountain," from ijs "ice" (see ice (n.)) + berg "mountain" (see barrow (n.2)). An earlier term was sea-hill (1690s). Phrase tip of the iceberg, in a figurative sense, first recorded 1962. Iceberg lettuce attested from 1893.
A large piece of ice that has broken away from a glacier at the shore and floated out to sea.