An icebreaker in Antarctica.
icebreaker definition by Webster's New World
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- a sturdy, powerful vessel designed to cut channels through heavy ice
- a wedgelike structure for protecting a bridge pier, dock, etc. from floating ice
- anything serving to lessen formality or break down reserve
icebreaker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Nautical A sturdy ship built for breaking a passage through icebound waters. Also called iceboat.
- A protective pier or dock apron used as a buffer against floating ice.
- a. Something done or said to relax an unduly formal atmosphere or situation.b. A beginning; a start.
- iceˈbreakˌing noun
icebreaker - Computer Definition
A software program that cracks corporate firewalls.
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