Definition of glare ice in English:

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glare ice


[mass noun] North American
Smooth, glassy ice.
Example sentences
  • There are enormous differences in surface to contend with, from deep soft snow to glare ice.
  • Fresh snow often merely masks glare ice and presents what appears to be a navigable surface when, in fact, you'd be better off on skis.
  • Let a locked wheel slide off glare ice onto dry pavement, and you may be sideways faster than you can think about it.


Mid 19th century: probably from obsolete glare 'frost'; perhaps related to glare.

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