[ahys-burg] /ˈaɪs bɜrg/
a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.
Informal. an emotionally cold person.
Australian Informal. a person who swims or surfs regularly in winter.
tip of the iceberg, the first hint or revelation of something larger or more complex:
The new evidence in the case is just the tip of the iceberg.
a large mass of ice floating in the sea, esp a mass that has broken off a polar glacier
tip of the iceberg, the small visible part of something, esp a problem or difficulty, that is much larger
(slang, mainly US) a person considered to have a cold or reserved manner
1774, partial loan-translation of Dutch ijsberg, literally “ice mountain,” from ijs “ice” (see ice (n.)) + berg “mountain” (see barrow (n.2)). An earlier term was sea-hill (1690s). Phrase tip of the iceberg, in a figurative sense, first recorded 1962. Iceberg lettuce attested from 1893.
A massive body of floating ice that has broken away from a glacier or ice field. Most of an iceberg lies underwater, but because ice is not as dense as water, about one ninth of it remains above the surface.
A large piece of ice that has broken away from a glacier at the shore and floated out to sea.
Note: Most of the ice in an iceberg is underwater, leaving only the “tip of the iceberg” visible — a fact that is often alluded to in discussions of subjects in which the most important aspects are hidden from view.
An unemotional, chilly person; cold fish (1840+)
noun 1. a variety of lettuce having a cabbagelike head of crisp leaves. noun 1. a type of lettuce with very crisp pale leaves tightly enfolded
- Ice blacks
plural noun 1. the Ice Blacks, the international ice hockey team of New Zealand
[ahys-blingk] /ˈaɪsˌblɪŋk/ noun 1. a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice. /ˈaɪsˌblɪŋk/ noun 1. Also called blink. a yellowish-white reflected glare in the sky over an ice field 2. a coastal ice cliff
noun 1. a very pale blue color.