a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
An invisible film of ice over dark surfaces, such as pavement or water, that makes them dangerously slippery.
Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on a surface. While not truly black, it is virtually transparent, allowing black asphalt/macadam roadways to be seen through it, hence the term "black ice". The typically low levels of noticeable ice pellets, snow, or sleet surrounding black ice means that areas of the ice are often practically invisible to drivers. There is thus a risk of skidding and subsequent accident due to the loss of traction. A similar problem is encountered with diesel fuel spills on roads. Similar thin invisible layers of ice that form along ships can cause them to become unbalanced, with the risk of overturning. In the mountains, black ice is referred to as verglas and is a great hazard for climbers.
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The numerical value of black ice in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of black ice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The extended low temperatures ... and black ice will make this a very dangerous situation for several days.
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- الجليد الأسودArabic
- Glatteis, BlitzeisGerman
- verglás, placa de hielo, Hielo negroSpanish
- glace noire, verglas, glace noirFrench
- izelWestern Frisian
- oighear dubhIrish
- काली बर्फHindi
- es hitamIndonesian
- 黒氷, 雨氷, 透明氷Japanese
- crystallum nigrum,Latin
- ijzel, zwart ijsDutch
- Svart isNorwegian
- gelo negro, gelo pretoPortuguese
- гололедица, гололёдRussian
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