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icing

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/ ˈaɪ sɪŋ /
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noun
a sweet, creamy spread, as of confectioners' sugar, butter, and flavoring, for covering cakes, cookies, etc.; frosting.
Meteorology. a coating of ice on a solid object.Compare glaze, rime1.
Aviation. the freezing of atmospheric moisture on the surface of an aircraft.
Ice Hockey. the act of a player shooting the puck from the defensive half of the rink over the opponent's goal line, but not into the goal, as a defensive maneuver to keep the puck out of the reach of attacking opponents, resulting in a penalty against the defensive team if the puck is then next touched by an opponent other than the goalkeeper.
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Idioms about icing

    icing on the cake. frosting (def. 5).

Origin of icing

First recorded in 1760–70; ice + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for icing

icing
/ (ˈaɪsɪŋ) /

noun
Also called (esp US and Canadian): frosting a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc
the formation of ice, as on a ship or aircraft, due to the freezing of moisture in the atmosphere
any unexpected extra or bonus (esp in icing on the cake)
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