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 In January 1915, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, became icebound in the Antarctic. Abigail Barronian, Outside Online, 18 Mar. 2022 Wind turbines supply a fraction of the grid’s winter power supply, much less than the similarly icebound natural-gas processors. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2022 The search expedition has been fortunate with conditions in the Weddell Sea, which can be notoriously icebound. Tom Metcalfe, Scientific American, 9 Mar. 2022 Endurance became completely icebound on January 24, and by mid-February, Shackleton ordered the boilers to be shut off so that the ship would drift with the ice until the weather warmed sufficiently for the pack to break up. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2022 The inhospitable, barely accessible and icebound expanse that the Arctic once was is transforming. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2021 As Hampton Sides vividly described in his 2014 best seller, In the Kingdom of Ice, the Jeannette also became icebound. Joshua Hammer, The New York Review of Books, 19 Aug. 2021 As Hampton Sides vividly described in his 2014 best seller, In the Kingdom of Ice, the Jeannette also became icebound. Joshua Hammer, The New York Review of Books, 19 Aug. 2021 As Hampton Sides vividly described in his 2014 best seller, In the Kingdom of Ice, the Jeannette also became icebound. Joshua Hammer, The New York Review of Books, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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icebound

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

Kids Definition of icebound

: surrounded or blocked by ice

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