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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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