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[ahys-bound] /ˈaɪsˌbaʊnd/
held fast or hemmed in by ice; frozen in:
an icebound ship.
obstructed or shut off by ice:
an icebound harbor.
Origin of icebound
1650-60; ice + -bound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for icebound
  • Icebreakers free a drilling vessel from its icebound berth.
  • And even though the low-lying, icebound island has now been charted, it has never been fully explored.
  • There were twenty-five people on the expedition, all berthed on an icebound ship.
  • Back then, it was the only tourist vessel exploring the rugged icebound edges of the southernmost continent.
  • It was snowing when our plane landed, and it feels as if the city has been icebound covered since then.
  • Ringed seal densities and noise near an icebound artificial island with construction and drilling.
  • Whales such as the bowhead, the only baleen whale with a range restricted to the icebound seas, thrive on the zooplankton.
British Dictionary definitions for icebound


covered or made immobile by ice; frozen in: an icebound ship
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