Definition of pykrete in US English:

pykrete

noun

  • Ice to which a proportion of wood pulp or sawdust has been added to give it strength as a construction material.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, Indiana). Blend of the name of G. N. Pyke, British member of Combined Operations, who proposed the use of this material during the Second World War and concrete.

Pronunciation

pykrete

/ˈpʌɪkriːt/