Ice box

Ice box
Ice Ice ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4[deg] C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats. [1913 Webster]

Note: Water freezes at 32[deg] F. or 0[deg] Cent., and ice melts at the same temperature. Ice owes its cooling properties to the large amount of heat required to melt it. [1913 Webster]

2. Concreted sugar. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen. [1913 Webster]

4. Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice. [1913 Webster]

{Anchor ice}, ice which sometimes forms about stones and other objects at the bottom of running or other water, and is thus attached or anchored to the ground.

{Bay ice}, ice formed in bays, fiords, etc., often in extensive fields which drift out to sea.

{Ground ice}, anchor ice.

{Ice age} (Geol.), the glacial epoch or period. See under {Glacial}.

{Ice anchor} (Naut.), a grapnel for mooring a vessel to a field of ice. --Kane.

{Ice blink} [Dan. iisblink], a streak of whiteness of the horizon, caused by the reflection of light from ice not yet in sight.

{Ice boat}. (a) A boat fitted with skates or runners, and propelled on ice by sails; an ice yacht. (b) A strong steamboat for breaking a channel through ice.

{Ice box} or {Ice chest}, a box for holding ice; a box in which things are kept cool by means of ice; a refrigerator.

{Ice brook}, a brook or stream as cold as ice. [Poetic] --Shak.

{Ice cream} [for iced cream], cream, milk, or custard, sweetened, flavored, and frozen.

{Ice field}, an extensive sheet of ice.

{Ice float}, {Ice floe}, a sheet of floating ice similar to an ice field, but smaller.

{Ice foot}, shore ice in Arctic regions; an ice belt. --Kane.

{Ice house}, a close-covered pit or building for storing ice.

{Ice machine} (Physics), a machine for making ice artificially, as by the production of a low temperature through the sudden expansion of a gas or vapor, or the rapid evaporation of a volatile liquid.

{Ice master}. See {Ice pilot} (below).

{Ice pack}, an irregular mass of broken and drifting ice.

{Ice paper}, a transparent film of gelatin for copying or reproducing; {papier glac['e]}.

{Ice petrel} (Zo["o]l.), a shearwater ({Puffinus gelidus}) of the Antarctic seas, abundant among floating ice.

{Ice pick}, a sharp instrument for breaking ice into small pieces.

{Ice pilot}, a pilot who has charge of a vessel where the course is obstructed by ice, as in polar seas; -- called also {ice master}.

{Ice pitcher}, a pitcher adapted for ice water.

{Ice plow}, a large tool for grooving and cutting ice. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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