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bay ice

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noun Oceanography.
  1. smooth sea ice formed in the sheltered waters of an arctic or antarctic bay.
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Origin of bay ice

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples

  • 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.