ground ice

noun
2. : clear ice in permanently frozen ground

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ground ice noun
The ice formed at the bottom of a body of water
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Main Entry:ground

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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.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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