Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A boatlike vehicle set on sharp runners, used for sailing on ice.
  • n. See icebreaker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ice yacht.
  • n. An icebreaker; a ship that breaks through ice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A strong steamboat for breaking a channel through ice.
  • n. A ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation; an icebreaker.
  • n. a sailing craft with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice; it is usually propelled by a sail, and sometimes by an engine-powered propeller.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strong boat, propelled by steam, used to break a channel through ice.
  • n. A triangular or boat-shaped frame mounted on runners, and fitted with a mast, sails, etc., for sailing on ice.

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

  • n. a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
  • n. a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation

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Examples

  • In northern Maine, a paper in New Brunswick reported, "Canadian liquor in quantities from one gallon to a truckload is being hidden in the northern woods and distributed by automobile, sled and iceboat, on snowshoes and on skis."

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  • In northern Maine, a paper in New Brunswick reported, “Canadian liquor in quantities from one gallon to a truckload is being hidden in the northern woods and distributed by automobile, sled and iceboat, on snowshoes and on skis.”

    LAST CALL

  • John Cameron Swayze, here, for Timex stopwatches… we attached this stopwatch to the blades on this lightning fast iceboat, and raced around the lake.

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  • Together they give wonderful looks at the natural beauty of Mars, including fossil climbing, mountain climbing, and iceboat sailing.

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  • She turned her back on Tom and the others and strode to the iceboat.

    Ice Hunt

  • The thunderous whump of the lone remaining helicopter echoed over the frozen terrain as it circled to land near the iceboat.

    Ice Hunt

  • She worked the foot pedals and expertly brought her iceboat around and braked the craft the makeshift parking lot.

    Ice Hunt

  • There was even an iceboat, a catamaran resting on stainless-steel runners.

    Ice Hunt

  • Inside the niche stood a single-masted sailing boat, an iceboat, resting on long titanium runners.

    Ice Hunt

  • With her brothers help, she had built the iceboat she rode now.

    Ice Hunt

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  • A boat resembling a sailboat but fitted with skis or runners and designed to run over ice instead of (liquid) water.

    August 2, 2007