Definition of icebreaker
1 : a ship equipped (as with a reinforced bow) to make and maintain a channel through ice
2 : something that is done or said to get through the first difficulties in starting a conversation or discussion Roughly half of all Americans are invested in the market these days, and stock holdings have replaced politics, weather and sports as the go-to conversational icebreaker. — Adam Bryant … she also pays particular attention to icebreakers that relax guests and get them rubbing elbows, such as a cruise up the Colorado River, where guests nibble on hors d'oeuvres and sip Fall Creek wines. — Steve Heimoff — see also break the ice at 1break
Examples of icebreaker in a Sentence
using an old joke as a conversational icebreaker
First Known Use of icebreaker
ICEBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of icebreaker for English Language Learners
: a ship designed to clear a passage through ice
: something done or said to help people to relax and begin talking at a meeting, party, etc.
ICEBREAKER Defined for Kids
Definition of icebreaker for Students
1 : a ship equipped to make and keep open a channel through ice
2 : something said or done that helps people relax and begin talking in a social situation The party game was a good icebreaker.
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