- small, floating fragments of sea ice or river ice.
Also called brash.
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Reefs buried in frothing surge showed their glistening mantles, and the boat swerved to avoid floating streamers of brash-ice.The Home of the Blizzard
The term is also used (but not commonly) for brash-ice still further broken down.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
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