1. : anchor ice2. : clear ice in permanently frozen ground
* * *ground ice nounThe ice formed at the bottom of a body of water• • •Main Entry: ↑ground
* * *ground ice,ice formed at the bottom of a river or other body of water, supposed to be due to excessive radiation of heat from the bottom on cold, clear nights.
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Ground ice — Ice Ice ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Ground ice — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ground ice — n. ANCHOR ICE * * * … Universalium
ground ice — n. ANCHOR ICE … English World dictionary
ground-ice — n. Anchor ice, ground gru … New dictionary of synonyms
ground ice. — See anchor ice. [1685 95] * * * … Universalium
ground ice — /ˈgraʊnd aɪs/ (say grownd uys) noun ice which forms below the surface of a body of water, as a lake, etc., and attaches itself to the bottom or to submerged objects … Australian English dictionary
ground ice. — See anchor ice. [1685 95] … Useful english dictionary
ground-ice — … Useful english dictionary
anchor ice, ground ice — Ice that is temporarily attached to the bottom of a river  … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology