icicle definition

  • noun:
    • A tapering surge of ice created because of the freezing of dripping or dropping liquid.
    • Informal An aloof or emotionally unresponsive person.
    • A spear-shape of ice.
    • A pendent, and usually conical, size of ice, formed by freezing of leaking liquid.
    • A pendent size of ice tapering downward to a place, created because of the freezing of falls of water or any other fluid streaming down from the place of accessory.
    • In heraldry, identical to goutte or fall, but reversed, aided by the point downward. Compare gutté reversed, under gutté.
    • ice resembling a pendent spear, formed because of the freezing of dripping liquid

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