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[ahys-brey-ker] /ˈaɪsˌbreɪ kər/

Nautical. a ship specially built for breaking navigable passages through .
an opening remark, action, etc., designed to ease tension or relieve formality:
A mild joke can be a good icebreaker.
a tool or machine for chopping into small pieces.
Also called iceboat. a vessel with a reinforced bow for breaking up the ice in bodies of water to keep channels open for navigation
any tool or device for breaking ice into smaller pieces
something intended to relieve mutual shyness at a gathering of strangers

security, jargon
A program designed for cracking security on a system.
See also: ICE.
[Jargon File]


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