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Icebreakers (Ships)

LC control 85063978
LC classificationVM451
Topical headingIcebreakers (Ships)
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Variant(s)Ice-breakers (Ships)
Ice-breaking vessels
Icebreaking boats
Icebreaking ships
Icebreaking vessels
See alsoGovernment vessels
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Ice breaking operations
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Found inMerriam Webster online dictionary (icebreaker; first entered, 1875; a ship equipped (as with a reinforced bow) to make and maintain a channel through ice)
Gentile, Gary, Nautical cyclopedia, 1995 (usage: icebreaker)
Aak to Zumbra, a dictionary of the world's watercraft, c2000 (usage, ice breaker)
Wikipedia, July 28, 2008: icebreaker article (An icebreaker is a special purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters. Although the term usually refers to icebreaking ships, it can also refer to smaller vessels (e.g., icebreaking boats))