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iceberg

noun ice·berg \ˈīs-ˌbərg\

: a very large piece of ice floating in the ocean

Full Definition of ICEBERG

1
:  a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier
2
:  an emotionally cold person
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Examples of ICEBERG

  1. <a brilliant doctor, no doubt, but both patients and staff complain that he is an iceberg>

Origin of ICEBERG

probably part translation of Dan or Norwegian isberg, from is ice + berg mountain
First Known Use: 1820

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ICEBERG Defined for Kids

iceberg

noun ice·berg \ˈīs-ˌbərg\

Definition of ICEBERG for Kids

:  a large mass of ice that has broken away from a glacier and is floating in the ocean

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