Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The point upon a thermometric scale which corresponds to the melting-point of ice. The ice-point is 0° C. + 32° F., and + 273° (absolute).

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Examples

  • "If you run there," continued the seaman, with a look and tone of deep solemnity, "at the very toppest speed that you can do, and look round that ice-point, you will see --"

    Red Rooney The Last of the Crew

  • "What! did it run at you?" asked Rooney, becoming slightly excited in his turn, and keeping his eye on the ice-point.

    Red Rooney The Last of the Crew

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