Icebound
Icebound Ice"bound`, a. Totally surrounded with ice, so as to be incapable of advancing; as, an icebound vessel; also, surrounded by or fringed with ice so as to hinder easy access; as, an icebound coast. [1913 Webster]

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  • Icebound — may refer to:* Icebound (play) a 1923 play by American playwright Owen Davis * Icebound (novel) a 1995 novel by American author Dean Koontz …   Wikipedia

  • icebound — [īs′bound΄] adj. 1. held fast by ice: said as of a boat 2. made inaccessible by ice: said as of a port …   English World dictionary

  • Icebound —    This three act drama won its author Owen Davis a Pulitzer Prize and elevated his reputation. Prior to Icebound, Davis generally wrote wafer thin comedies and potboiler melodramas, but this character driven drama of a Maine clan greedily… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • icebound — /uys bownd /, adj. 1. held fast or hemmed in by ice; frozen in: an icebound ship. 2. obstructed or shut off by ice: an icebound harbor. [1650 60; ICE + BOUND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • icebound — ice•bound [[t]ˈaɪsˌbaʊnd[/t]] adj. 1) held fast or hemmed in by ice: an icebound ship[/ex] 2) obstructed or shut off by ice: an icebound harbor[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • icebound — /ˈaɪsbaʊnd/ (say uysbownd) adjective 1. held fast or hemmed in by ice; frozen in: an icebound ship. 2. obstructed or shut off by ice: an icebound harbour …   Australian English dictionary

  • icebound — ice|bound [ aıs,baund ] adjective completely surrounded by ice so that you cannot get in or out: an icebound ship/island/harbor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • icebound — adjective surrounded by ice, especially so that it is impossible to move: The Russian Fleet was icebound …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • icebound — UK [ˈaɪsˌbaʊnd] / US adjective completely surrounded by ice so that you cannot get in or out an icebound ship/island/harbour …   English dictionary

  • icebound — adjective locked in by ice icebound harbors • Similar to: ↑frozen …   Useful english dictionary

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