- nouna thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
* * *I. noun II. noun1. : a thin film of ice on paved surfaces (as roads) that is difficult to see2. : nearly transparent ice on a body of water
* * *1. a thin sheet of ice, as on a road surface, usually caused by freezing mist and creating hazardous driving conditions.2. Oceanog. sea ice that is clear enough to show the color of the water underneath.[1820-30, Amer.]
* * *black ice nounA thin layer of transparent ice on a road• • •Main Entry: ↑black
* * *black ice UK US noun [uncountable]a dangerous layer of ice that is difficult to see on a road or pathThesaurus: frost, icy weather and freezingsynonym
* * *black ice,very smooth ice that is hard to see or that looks black at certain angles.
* * *n. a transparent coating of ice, found esp. on a road or other paved surface
* * *noun [noncount]: a thin layer of ice on a paved road that is very difficult to see
Drivers should beware of black ice.
* * *ice in a thin layer on the surface of a road
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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