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ice foot

(in polar regions) a belt of ice frozen to the shore, formed chiefly as a result of the rise and fall of the tides.
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Origin of ice foot
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Such were mine as the mooring lines went out onto the ice foot at Cape Sheridan.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
British Dictionary definitions for ice foot

ice foot

a narrow belt of ice permanently attached to the coast in polar regions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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