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icebreaker

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
icebreakerice‧break‧er /ˈaɪsˌbreɪkə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 FRIENDLYsomething that you say or do to make people less nervous when they first meet 🔊 This game is an effective icebreaker at the beginning of a semester. break the ice at break1(29)2 TTWa ship that cuts a passage through floating ice
Examples from the Corpus
icebreakerEddie has scored her first basket, an icebreaker that helps her self-confidence.Excellent fun and a good icebreaker for the kids.A baby is a powerful icebreaker, and Charlie is especially charming in this regard.
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