ice cap

noun

Definition of ice cap

1 : an ice bag shaped to the head
2 : a cover of perennial ice and snow; specifically : a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center

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First Known Use of ice cap

1816


ICE CAP Defined for English Language Learners

ice cap

noun

Definition of ice cap for English Language Learners

  • : a very large and thick sheet of ice that covers the North Pole, the South Pole, or another region


ICE CAP Defined for Kids

ice cap

noun

Definition of ice cap for Students

: a large more or less level glacier flowing outward in all directions from its center

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