brash ice



small, floating fragments of sea ice or river ice.
Also called brash. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brash ice

  • Reefs buried in frothing surge showed their glistening mantles, and the boat swerved to avoid floating streamers of brash-ice.

  • Wilson had dug an ice-grave near the hummock, leaving at its edge a heap of brash-ice and snow to fill it.

    The Purple Cloud|M.P. Shiel
  • The term is also used (but not commonly) for brash-ice still further broken down.

    South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton