ice pack


Definition of ice pack 

1 : an expanse of pack ice

2 : a bag or other container filled with frozen material (such as crushed ice) and applied to a body part (as to relieve pain or reduce swelling)

Examples of ice pack in a Sentence

He had an ice pack on his sore elbow.

Recent Examples on the Web

The move — forecast a night earlier when Martin had a large ice pack wrapped around his left leg — was announced by manager Ron Gardenhire after Tuesday night’s win over the Texas Rangers. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers place Leonys Martin on DL with left hamstring strain," 9 May 2018 On Thursday, temperatures also reached 90 degrees, leading the family members to consistently apply ice packs and fan the 68-year-old to keep her cool. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Grandma, 68, on oxygen tank dies after company cuts electricity due to alleged overdue bill, family says," 10 July 2018 The kits will use ice packs that are environmentally disposable, boxes made from 95 percent post-consumer materials, and paper insulation that is compostable. Janelle Nanos,, "Purple Carrot digs in on ecological packaging," 11 June 2018 The track clinic in Laurel is stocked with aspirin, ice packs, orthopedic boots and tetanus shots for those bitten by an animal. Meredith Cohn,, "With help from Maryland doctors, horse racing industry takes on concussions," 11 May 2018 Bring a cooler with an ice pack for transport home. Bonnie S. Benwick, charlotteobserver, "What you should know about buying frozen fish," 3 July 2018 Refrigerate everything, and then pack in coolers with ice packs. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018 Mbandaka, a city of perhaps 1.3 million where four cases have emerged, has two more freezers, a 300-liter one for ice packs and a 600-liter one for vaccine. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Wild Logistical Ride of the Ebola Vaccine's High-Tech Thermos," 29 May 2018 When Dan goes out for a walk to clear his head, Roseanne gets her ice pack and puts it on her knee. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Roseanne' recap: drug addiction rocks the Conner household," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of ice pack

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of ice pack

: a container or bag filled with ice that is used to cool part of your body

: a large area of ice on the ocean formed from pieces and sheets of ice that have been pushed together by wind and waves

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Medical Definition of ice pack 

: crushed ice placed in a container (as an ice bag) or folded in a towel and applied to the body

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