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Definition of "ice pack" []

  • A floating mass of compacted ice fragments. (noun)
  • A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation. Also called ice bag. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ice pack" in a sentence
  • "The Russians lent us the Lenin -- all countries are only too willing to concentrate on meteorological research, since everyone benefits by it -- and took us pretty deep into the ice pack north of Franz Josef Land."
  • "Experts are not hopeful about the outcome, for at this late period of the year the ice pack has already thickened and compacted into a solid mass which will almost certainly defy the efforts of any vessel, even those of the Dvina, to smash its way through."
  • "The rafted, twisted ice pack reared up into contorted ridges almost fifty feet in height, towering twenty feet above the top of the sail, so close you could almost reach out and touch the nearest ridge."