icequake

[ ahys-kweyk ]
/ ˈaɪsˌkweɪk /

noun

a disturbance, especially a vibration or series of vibrations, caused by the breaking up of large ice masses.

Nearby words

  1. icemaker,
  2. iceman,
  3. iceman cometh, the,
  4. iceni,
  5. icenic,
  6. icescape,
  7. icewine,
  8. icf,
  9. icftu,
  10. ich

Origin of icequake

First recorded in 1890–95; ice + (earth)quake

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