Definitions for icecapˈaɪsˌkæp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thick cover of ice over an area, sloping in all directions from the center.
Category: Geography (terms)
Origin of icecap:
icecap, ice cap(noun)
a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)
A permanent expanse of ice encompassing a large geographical area, e.g. in Earth's polar zones.
The ocean beneath the arctic icecap hosts many unique organisms adapted to the cold and lack of light.