Definition of Ice cap

1. Noun. A mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak).

Exact synonyms: Icecap
Generic synonyms: Ice Mass

Definition of Ice cap

1. Noun. a large domelike glacial mass usually at high elevation ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ice Cap

ice bag
ice bags
ice barrier
ice barriers
ice bath
ice baths
ice bear
ice blue
ice blues
ice boat
ice boats
ice breaker
ice breakers
ice bucket
ice buckets
ice cap (current term)
ice caps
ice chest
ice cider
ice climbing
ice coffee
ice compress
ice cool
ice cream
ice cream bar
ice cream cone
ice cream cones
ice cream headache
ice cream maker
ice cream makers

Literary usage of Ice cap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Ice Antarctic ice-cap and its borders. D. Mawson. Nature 102:313-16 D 19 '18 Fantastic ice-formation. BR Freer. II Countryside M 22:156 Mr '16 Title to Ice ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"ANTARCTIC ISLAND COVERED BY AN ICE-CAP. streams of water were trickling from the ice. I made a sketch of this island, which is shown in Fig. 10. ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"This ice-cap, extending southward, covers Grinnell Land almost entirely ... The glacier discharging into Dobbin Bay is but an off-shoot of this ice-cap, ..."

4. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1893)
"In certain districts of Minnesota and Wisconsin such is the aspect of the land that the melting of the ice-cap might seem to be quite a recent phenomenon. ..."

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