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Origin of ice pack
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gradually under this influence the ice pack began to loosen and move seaward.

    The Wilderness Castaways Dillon Wallace
  • Any additional move of the ice pack will simply force us upward.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • The ice king had not at all lost his grip upon his own floes, but southward was a vast rift in the ice pack.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The nozzle orifice was pointing directly at the interior of the ice pack.

  • May was dragging to an end and June was at hand, and still the ice pack, firm and unbroken, refused to loose its bands.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • An ice pack applied to the head is beneficial in case of marked psychic disturbance.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • It was true the ice pack was being driven in sharply by the wind, which had greatly increased during the past hour.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • Alan shook his head, got up off his chair, went inside for a cold washcloth and an ice pack, and came back out.

  • It was really an ice pack, due to an unusually severe winter in the north Atlantic.

  • There are no landmarks on the ice, and when they reached the ice pack, they had to begin their careful navigating.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for ice pack

ice pack

a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc
another name for pack ice
a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp in cool bags
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ice pack in Medicine

ice pack n.
A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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