noun ice·break·er \-ˌbrā-kər\

: a ship designed to clear a passage through ice

: something done or said to help people to relax and begin talking at a meeting, party, etc.

Full Definition of ICEBREAKER

:  a ship equipped (as with a reinforced bow) to make and maintain a channel through ice
:  something that breaks the ice on a project or occasion; especially :  mixer 1c

Examples of ICEBREAKER

  1. using an old joke as a conversational icebreaker

First Known Use of ICEBREAKER

ICEBREAKER Defined for Kids


noun ice·break·er \ˈīs-ˌbrā-kər\

Definition of ICEBREAKER for Kids

:  a ship equipped to make and keep open a channel through ice
:  something said or done that helps people relax and begin talking in a social situation <The party game was a good icebreaker.>


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