black ice

noun
a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
Hypernyms: ↑ice, ↑water ice

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I. noun
: dark-colored glacial ice formed by freezing of silt-laden water — compare blue ice, white ice
II. noun
1. : a thin film of ice on paved surfaces (as roads) that is difficult to see
2. : nearly transparent ice on a body of water

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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.]

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black ice noun
A thin layer of transparent ice on a road
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Main Entry:black

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black ice UK US noun [uncountable]
a dangerous layer of ice that is difficult to see on a road or path
Thesaurus: frost, icy weather and freezingsynonym

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black ice,
very smooth ice that is hard to see or that looks black at certain angles.

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n. a transparent coating of ice, found esp. on a road or other paved surface

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noun [noncount]
: a thin layer of ice on a paved road that is very difficult to see

Drivers should beware of black ice.

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ˌblack ˈice [black ice] noun uncountable
ice in a thin layer on the surface of a road

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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