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  1. (sports) Abbreviation of Iceland.
  2. Initialism of Institution of Civil Engineers.
  3. (government, US) Initialism of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (law-enforcement agency responsible for immigration and customs matters of the United States Federal government).
    • 2018 May 22, Liz Robbins; Maya Salam, “‘I Am Not Racist’: Lawyer Issues Apology One Week After Rant”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Schlossberg’s rant angered activists for immigrant rights, who said it reinforced stereotypes that Spanish speakers are not citizens. And they worried that it perpetuated fear within immigrant communities of ICE’s aggressive tactics to deport those who are undocumented.
  4. (rail transport) Initialism of Intercity-Express (German high speed train).


ICE (plural ICEs)

  1. (automotive) Acronym of internal combustion engine, internal-combustion engine.
  2. (computing) Initialism of internal compiler error.
  3. (computing) in-circuit emulator, in-circuit emulation
  4. Initialism of In Case of Emergency (used in mobile phones followed by the number to call if the phone’s owner is injured)
  5. (automotive) Initialism of in-car entertainment.
  6. Initialism of International Cultural Exchange.
  7. (medicine) Initialism of ice, compress, elevation (first-aid)
  8. Initialism of intercontinental exchange.


ICE (third-person singular simple present ICEs, present participle ICEing, simple past and past participle ICEd)

  1. (automotive, slang) To occupy a reserved electric car parking space (especially one equipped with a charger) with a traditional car equipped with an internal combustion engine.
    • 2017 May 18, James Foxall, “Electric car drivers face queues and quarrels”, in The Daily Telegraph[2]:
      “We do get charge rage if someone ICEs your bay. And people don’t like it if someone parks a Tesla to charge for two hours. When your car has finished charging, our message is: move it.”
      ICE-ing is EV owner-speak for when an internal combustion engine (ICE) car blocks or parks in a charging point space. On EV internet forums, stories of drivers being ICEd abound.
    • 2020 April 29, Graeme Paton, “Too many electric car charging spaces being blocked”, in The Times[3]:
      Clearer signs for electric vehicle charge points are needed to prevent drivers of petrol and diesel cars blocking access, the government has been told. [] It was claimed that the blocking of charge points by internal combustion engine cars — known as spaces being “iced” out — was a serious problem.