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ice storm

noun
1.
a storm of freezing rain and widespread glaze formation.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Clear cutting here is not needed because last years record ice storm topped all the trees here in nearly a four state area.
  • One day an ice storm blew through the state, bringing down power and telephone lines in its wake.
  • Inevitably, an unpredicted ice storm would begin a few minutes later.
  • They talk about the nasty ice storm a few weeks ago that knocked out power for so many.
  • Following an ice storm many people are concerned about the damage sustained and potential loss of trees.
British Dictionary definitions for ice storm

ice storm

noun
1.
(mainly US) a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground
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