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English definition of “icebreaker”


noun [C] uk   /ˈaɪsˌbreɪ.kər/ us    /-kɚ/

icebreaker noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

a game or joke that makes people who do not know each other feel more relaxed togetherCalming and relaxing

icebreaker noun [C] (SHIP)

a strong ship that can break a passage through icePassenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
(Definition of icebreaker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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