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ice bag

a waterproof bag to be filled with ice and applied to the head or another part of the body to be cooled.
Also called ice pack.
Origin of ice bag
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • A hot-water bottle may be put near its feet and an ice-bag or cold cloths should be kept on its head.

  • There should be only one thickness of the towel between the ice-bag and the head.

  • But when you came along with the ice-bag and your nice voice, and I got a good look at you next day, all that went up in the air.

    The Locusts' Years Mary Helen Fee
  • Throwing aside the ice-bag, he looked around for his uniform.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Judgment was passed, and he lay with an ice-bag on his head and a thermometer in his mouth and hot rage in his heart.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Angie will help me get the ice-bag and all the other things, in case you might not have them handy.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • Fill it three-quarters full of finely chopped ice, put the ice-bag in a towel, and place on the patient's head.

  • He stalked to the bathroom for the ice-bag, down to the kitchen for ice.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • At ten, while Carol was preparing an ice-bag in the kitchen, Miles answered a knock.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • The value of applying an ice-bag or Leiter's tubes with a view to arresting hæmorrhage inside the skull, is more than doubtful.

British Dictionary definitions for ice-bag

ice bag

a waterproof bag used as an ice pack
a strong bag, usually made of canvas and equipped with two handles, used for carrying blocks of ice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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