icing: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ī'sing), [key]
— n.
  1. a sweet, creamy spread, as of confectioners' sugar, butter, and flavoring, for covering cakes, cookies, etc.; frosting.
  2. a coating of ice on a solid object. Cf. glaze, rime.
  3. the freezing of atmospheric moisture on the surface of an aircraft.
  4. the act of a player shooting the puck from the defensive half of the rink over the opponent's goal line, but not into the goal, as a defensive maneuver to keep the puck out of the reach of attacking opponents, resulting in a penalty against the defensive team if the puck is then next touched by an opponent other than the goalkeeper.
  5. See(def. 5).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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