Definition of icebound :
Totally surrounded with ice, so as to be incapable of advancing; as, an icebound vessel; also, surrounded by or fringed with ice so as to hinder easy access; as, an icebound coast.
- Thoughts alone and words remained icebound, and my hopes sank below zero. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", Felix Moscheles.
- Old Spotnose finally took to the woods, returning to the kitchen door for food, a gaunt, half- savage creature, only under stress of icebound weather. - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.
- After my fifth solitary vigil among the rustling of the frozen stems and the dank desolation of the icebound copse on the edge of the marsh, I began to go about with a huge affectation of gloom on my face. - "The Dew of Their Youth", S. R. Crockett.