ice storm


: a storm in which falling rain freezes on contact

Examples of ice storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fear of some people is the oak will fall victim to an ice storm, as the club’s famous Eisenhower tree did in 2014. 5. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 This nor'easter comes on the heals of an ice storm last week and also a wind storm over the weekend, making the potential damage all the more daunting. Tovia Smith, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 Instead, snow and ice storms canceled more than 300 flights. Hollace Ava Weiner, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Jan. 2024 On the West Coast, Oregon remains under a state of emergency after deadly ice storms pummeled the reason, leaving more than 45,000 customers without power. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 20 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for ice storm 

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice storm was in 1797

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“Ice storm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

ice storm

: a storm in which falling rain freezes as it lands

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