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Feb. 28th, 2019 | 07:44 am

iceblink (AIS-blink) - n., a glare in the sky over an ice field.


Used in polar regions to help navigate where the open water is ahead. Dateable to the 18th century, coined from ice + blink in the sense of a gleam or glimmer.

---L.

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