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ice pack

Origin of ice pack
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In these they follow the ice-pack, and capture seals and walruses, and occasionally a whale.

  • An opposite window was reached, and there before them was the ice-pack.

    Winter Fun William O. Stoddard
  • A steady and heavy gale set in from the northeast and the ice-pack began to drive.

    The Boy With the U. S. Survey Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Every few steps some man would sink into the ice-pack up to his waist and his legs would dangle in slush without finding bottom.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • The Corwin took the lead, and a five-mile run brought us to the edge of the ice-pack.

  • The ship has sheathed wooden sides a foot and a half thick, and is bound with iron at the bow, to aid in battering the ice-pack.

  • Driven ashore by the ice-pack on its return, the crew from Fury Beach managed with difficulty to rejoin the main party on foot.

  • Now and then the boat would get jammed in the ice-pack so that they all must clamber out and lift the stout vessel over the pans.

  • In an ice-pack of big hummocks and narrow lanes we made good progress all the summer.

    The Purple Cloud M.P. Shiel
  • The ice-pack became heavier in all directions, and by October 10 the Chukchis were able to come out on foot to the vessel.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
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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