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icecap (ˈaɪsˌkæp Pronunciation for icecap



  1. a thick mass of glacial ice and snow that permanently covers an area of land, such as either of the polar regions or the peak of a mountain

ice cap or ice-cap (aɪs kæp)



  1. = icecap

Example Sentences Including 'icecap'

6. The Antarctic icecap contains 70 per cent of the world's freshwater and 90 per cent of the world's ice.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Liverpool's veteran campaigner is enjoying the kind of Indian summer that could melt the polar icecap.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Passengers will see the Polar icecap , South Magnetic Pole, rugged cliffs, kilometre long glaciers.
Australian News Misc (2004)
That ice could still lie under wind-blown dust, and if so, volcanoes could hold nearly as much ice as the planet's northern icecap.
New Scientist (1999)
To stand on polished-granite heights and look out on the icecap.
The Australian (2004)


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