The thawing of ice on the surface of a body of water, such as a lake.(noun)
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Use "ice-out" in a sentence
"This is the story of how four guys spent two weeks on three quads and a Rhino in the beginning of June, trying to fish our way up this road, from Lynn Lake to Brochet, during ice-out."
"We'll be camping off the back of them and fishing the lakes and rivers along the way for ice-out northerns, walleyes, and lake trout."
"I've done it myself at early ice-out below dams and it was fun, but you lose a lot of tackle if the boottom is rocky."