icebreaker


ice·break·er

noun \-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

1
:  a ship equipped (as with a reinforced bow) to make and maintain a channel through ice
2
:  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

1853

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