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ice·cap

or ice cap  (īs′kăp′)
n.
An extensive dome-shaped or platelike perennial cover of ice and snow that spreads out from a center and covers a large area, especially of land or a polar region.

icecap

(ˈaɪsˌkæp)
n
(Physical Geography) 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

(ˈaɪsˌkæp)

n.
a thick cover of ice over an area, sloping in all directions from the center.
[1850–55]
ice′capped`, adj.

ice·cap

(īs′kăp′)
1. A glacier spreading out from a center and covering a large area.
2. A polar cap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icecap - a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)icecap - a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)
ice mass - a large mass of ice
Translations

icecap

[ˈaɪskæp] Ncasquete m glaciar, casquete m de hielo

icecap

[ˈaɪsˌkæp] ncalotta glaciale
polar icecap → calotta polare
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Tours last up to one hour and are preceded by a guided exploration of the icecap, followed by a ride to the cave entrance in an eight-wheel-drive truck.
RESCUERS were last night battling to reach a British couple trapped by blizzards during a daring icecap expedition.
By the middle of the century, temperatures could have risen enough to trigger melting of the Greenland icecap, eventually increasing sea levels by about 7m.
Icecap threw down a bold challenge under Alan Daly in the home straight but, despite being eased, the John Spearing-trained winner had enough in hand to score by half-a-length.
The explorers are trekking 700 miles to the North Pole to measure the thickness of the shrinking Arctic icecap.
His travels have included spending seven months in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey, a winter in Spitzbergen surveying 350km of untracked mountains and glaciers, and a 400-mile unsupported sled traverse of the Greenland icecap.
THE reports of the melting of the Greenland icecap are most disturbing.
The Northern Patagonian icecap is flowing westwards at 17 metres a day, cutting through rainforests and ending up spectacularly in the Laguna San Rafael from a 70-metre vertical ice cliff.
The men died in the accident yesterday aboard the nuclear submarine HMS Tireless during a joint Anglo-American operation beneath the Arctic icecap.
Icecap threw down a bold challenge under Alan Daly in the home straight but, despite being eased close home, the John Spearing-trained winner had enough in hand to score by half a length.
In 1972 he was one of three who used sledges they designed themselves to traverse the Vatnajokull icecap in Iceland - the third largest in the world.