icebreaker

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noun ice·break·er \ˈīs-ˌbrā-kər\

Definition of icebreaker

  1. 1 :  a ship equipped (as with a reinforced bow) to make and maintain a channel through ice

  2. 2 :  something that breaks the ice on a project or occasion; especially :  mixer 1c

Examples of icebreaker in a sentence

  1. using an old joke as a conversational icebreaker

1825

First Known Use of icebreaker

1825


ICEBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners

icebreaker

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noun ice·break·er \ˈīs-ˌbrā-kər\

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

icebreaker

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noun ice·break·er \ˈīs-ˌbrā-kər\

Definition of icebreaker for Students

  1. 1 :  a ship equipped to make and keep open a channel through ice

  2. 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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