black ice

noun

Definition of black ice

: a nearly transparent film of ice on a dark surface (such as a paved road or a body of water) that is difficult to see

Examples of black ice in a Sentence

  1. Drivers should beware of black ice.

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First Known Use of black ice

1961


BLACK ICE Defined for English Language Learners

black ice

noun

Definition of black ice for English Language Learners

  • : a thin layer of ice on a paved road that is very difficult to see


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