from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A floating mass of compacted ice fragments.
  • noun A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A great field of ice, consisting of separate masses packed together or lying closely adjacent to one another, as in the arctic seas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a large floating mass of ice; pack ice
  • noun a pack of crushed ice applied to the body in order to reduce pain or inflammation
  • noun a plastic sac of silicone that can be cooled in a freezer and then used in a cool bag

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
  • noun a large expanse of floating ice


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