iceberg
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈaɪsbɜːɡ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈaɪsbɝɡ/
Noun

iceberg (plural icebergs)

  1. A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf
    The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.
  2. (US, slang) An aloof person.
  3. (figuratively, after an adjective) An impending disastrous event whose adverse effects are only beginning to show, in reference to one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg being visible above water.
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