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Definition of "ice-jam" [ice-jam]

  • A mass of fragments of river ice piled irregularly by the current, so as to obstruct its flow. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "ice-jam" in a sentence
  • "Mile a dark speck appeared for a moment against the white background of an ice-jam, he cast an anxious eye at the sun."
  • "Then they topped an ice-jam and struck a smooth stretch below, where were a number of relay camps and where the snow was packed widely."
  • "But midway they encountered an ice-jam which took an hour of heavy work to cross."