ice cap
noun Date: circa 1860 1. an ice bag shaped to the head 2. a cover of perennial ice and snow; specifically a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center

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  • ice cap — ice caps also ice cap N COUNT: usu the N The ice caps are the thick layers of ice and snow that cover the North and South Poles. This could cause the ice caps to melt. ...the polar ice caps …   English dictionary

  • ice|cap — «YS KAP», noun. 1. a permanent covering of ice and snow over an area, sloping down on all sides from a high center: »And reports…show that the Antarctic icecap is up to 10,000 feet thick (Scientific American). 2. a glacier, usually one covering a …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice cap — n. a dome shaped mass of glacial ice that spreads slowly out in all directions from a center * * * …   Universalium

  • ice cap — n an area of thick ice that permanently covers the North and South Poles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ice cap — ice ,cap noun count a large area of ice that covers the land and ocean around the North or South Pole …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ice cap — ► NOUN ▪ a permanent covering of ice over a large area, especially on the polar region of a planet …   English terms dictionary

  • ice cap — n. a dome shaped mass of glacial ice that spreads slowly out in all directions from a center …   English World dictionary

  • Ice-Cap —   [dt. »Eiskappe«] die, ältere, selten benutzte Form eines aktiven Kühlers für Prozessoren. Sie ist im Wesentlichen ein Peltier Kühler und wird mit ihrer kühlenden Seite auf den Prozessor geklebt. Ein Lüfter an ihrer Oberseite unterstützt die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ice cap — noun a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak) • Syn: ↑icecap • Hypernyms: ↑ice mass * * * noun 1. : an ice bag shaped to be fitted to the head 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ice cap — [ Vatnajökull, Iceland] An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). Masses of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are termed an ice sheet. cite book last = Benn first = Douglas… …   Wikipedia

  • ice cap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ice cap : singular ice cap plural ice caps a large area of ice that covers the land and sea around the North or South Pole …   English dictionary

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