Definition of ice bolt in US English:

ice bolt

noun

  • 1A cold piercing sensation, likened to a bolt of ice; a sudden deadly chill.

  • 2A bolt or dart of ice.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), physician and natural philosopher. From ice + bolt.

Pronunciation

ice bolt

/ˈʌɪs bəʊlt/