Definitions

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

  • adj. Locked in or covered over by ice.

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  • adj. completely surrounded by ice and therefore unmoveable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Totally surrounded with ice, so as to be incapable of advancing; ; also, surrounded by or fringed with ice so as to hinder easy access.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obstructed by ice; frozen in; surrounded or hemmed in by ice, so as to prevent progress or approach: as, an ice-bound ship; ice-bound coasts.

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

  • adj. locked in by ice

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Examples

  • The agency says two other ships icebound since January 4 have been freed.

    Russia Sends Additional Icebreaker to Free Icebound Ships

  • Their icebound mocassins were sadly worn by much travel, and the sharp ice of the river jams had cut them to rags.

    The Wisdom of the Trail

  • He removed her icebound moccasins while he listened to her tale, and stuck the point of his knife into her feet that he might see how far they were frozen.

    The Wife of a King

  • MOSCOW AP A Russian icebreaker is laboring through howling winds and heavy snow as it tries to reach icebound ships in the Sea of Okhotsk where more than 500 seamen are trapped.

    500 seamen stranded in icebound Russian ships

  • MOSCOW — A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound ships in the Sea of Okhotsk where more than 500 seamen are trapped.

    Russia Icebreaker Heads Toward 500 Trapped Sailors

  • MOSCOW mdash; A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound ships in the Sea of Okhotsk...

    Russia Icebreaker Heads Toward 500 Trapped Sailors

  • In deep, dark blues and fiery russets, his wild, icebound vistas look almost cold enough to burn.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The newcomer vainly strove to move his icebound jaws and jowls.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • Returning to helm the opening icebound party on Friday will be The Gallery crew from Ministry Of Sound, with Gavyn Mytchel and Anil Chawla playing house classics.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Eventually the Scottish explorer John Rae learned from Inuit hunters about two ships that had become icebound, the crews trying to reach safety overland, all dying from the cold or starvation, the last survivors resorting to cannibalism.

    Passage to Nowhere

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