from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ship fitted for passage through ice.


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  • The Adjutant had done his very best to describe his feelings after swallowing a seven-pound lump of Wenham Lake ice, off an American ice-ship, in the days before Calcutta made her ice by machinery; but as he did not know what ice was, and as the Mugger and the Jackal knew rather less, the tale missed fire.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Harbour, lying in wait for the American ice-ship now due, and for several American ships in this port under charter to sea within a few days.

    The Times of India says 1864


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