Associations to the word «Icebreaker»

Wiktionary

ICEBREAKER, noun. A ship designed to break through ice so that it, or other ships coming behind, can navigate on frozen seas.
ICEBREAKER, noun. A game, activity, humorous anecdote, etc., designed to relax a group of people to help them get to know each other.

Dictionary definition

ICEBREAKER, noun. A ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation.
ICEBREAKER, noun. A beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere; "he told jokes as an icebreaker".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley