iceblink

[ ahys-blingk ]
/ ˈaɪsˌblɪŋk /

noun

a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice.

Nearby words

  1. ice-up,
  2. ice-water,
  3. ice.,
  4. iceberg,
  5. iceberg lettuce,
  6. iceboat,
  7. iceboater,
  8. iceboating,
  9. icebound,
  10. icebox

Compare snowblink.

Origin of iceblink

1765–75; ice + blink; compare Dutch ijsblink

Also called blink.

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British Dictionary definitions for iceblink

iceblink

/ (ˈaɪsˌblɪŋk) /

noun

Also called: blink a yellowish-white reflected glare in the sky over an ice field
a coastal ice cliff
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