Definition of icebreaker in English:

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icebreaker

Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsbreɪkə/

noun

1A ship designed for breaking a channel through ice.
Example sentences
  • Later this month he will fly to Uruguay, and from there catch an ice-breaker ship to the base.
  • It is named Arctic because it is an ice-breaker used in Arctic seas.
  • There was a Russian ice-breaker tour, with tickets costing around $40,000.
1.1A thing that serves to relieve inhibitions or tension between people.
Example sentences
  • Also, team-building activities can be much different than ice-breakers - which do you really want?
  • It's a good ice-breaker with people; we talk to them, and it's a little more personable.
  • The mock editorial board worked well at Columbia as an ice-breaker to start the day.

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