icebound

adjective
ice·​bound | \ ˈīs-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce icebound (audio) \

Definition of icebound

: surrounded, obstructed, or covered by ice

Examples of icebound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parts of Interstate 20 were at a standstill in Louisiana, state police said, and multiple roads were icebound in Mississippi, where almost 200,000 utility customers were without power, including thousands near the capital in Jackson. Leah Willingham And Jay Reeves, Chron, 18 Feb. 2021 Especially during the long winter months when ships were icebound and there was little to do but wait for spring and hope for a thaw. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Sep. 2020 Angnatok helps non-locals glean at least a little of what the icebound world means to Inuit. Matthew Halliday/undark, Popular Science, 29 May 2020 Not long after the Arctic sun set for the final time last year, a ferocious storm descended on the isolated, icebound crew of the research vessel Polarstern. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Jan. 2020 Then, after a brief conversation between the creature and his maker, Berry transforms into Frankenstein, then back into the creature, before the piece rushes to its absurd, icebound conclusion. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2020 THE ARCTIC CIRCLE — More than a century has passed since the first successful transit of the treacherous, icebound Northwest Passage by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1906. Frank Jordans, The Seattle Times, 18 July 2017 Sometimes an icebound ship thawed out unharmed, leaving its crew merely thinner, colder, and crazier come springtime. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 24 Apr. 2017 The presence of Mr. Kerry, the highest-ranking United States government official ever to visit Antarctica, lifted the morale of scientists working to understand the icebound continent. Justin Gillis, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of icebound

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

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“Icebound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/icebound. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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icebound

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of icebound

: surrounded or blocked by ice

icebound

adjective
ice·​bound | \ ˈīs-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce icebound (audio) \

Kids Definition of icebound

: surrounded or blocked by ice

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