- smooth sea ice formed in the sheltered waters of an arctic or antarctic bay.
Origin of bay ice
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for bay ice
Nearly the same as bay-ice, except that it is only applied to ice very recently formed, or of the present season.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
With the exception of bay-ice, which is more generally known as young ice, all these terms pass current in the Antarctic.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
After two hours halt, the bay-ice having dissolved we re-embarked.