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ice field

a large sheet of floating ice, larger than an ice floe.
Origin of ice field
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The explosion of the terrible agent had broken up the ice field.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
  • A short time later, they stepped out of the airlock onto the ice field of the frozen world.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • Increase of snowfall will increase the pressure of the snow and ice field by increasing its mass.

  • The fact is that the ice field in question is not dependent for its support on the avalanches from above.

    Mount Rainier

  • On its western flank is an ice field called Unicorn Glacier.

    Mount Rainier

  • There was nothing that they could do, and they might as well be sleeping as wandering aimlessly about the ice field.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace
  • Were they its only source of supply, the ice field, one feels confident, would soon cease to exist.

    Mount Rainier

  • On its northern slope lies an ice field called Pinnacle Glacier.

    Mount Rainier

  • To Lorraine, softened by years of southern California weather, it seemed to blow straight off an ice field, it was so cold.

    The Quirt B.M. Bower
  • The ice field of Europe was much smaller, measuring about seven hundred and seventy thousand square miles.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
British Dictionary definitions for ice field

ice field

a very large flat expanse of ice floating in the sea; large ice floe
a large mass of ice permanently covering an extensive area of land
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ice field in Science
ice field  
  1. A large expanse of ice covering a mountainous region and consisting of several interconnected glaciers.

  2. An extensive area of ice on the surface of the ocean, consisting of multiple ice floes and covering an area that is greater than 10 km (6.2 mi) across.

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