ice floe


noun

a large flat mass of floating ice.

Origin of ice floe

First recorded in 1810–20
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Related Words for ice floe

iceberg, icecap, berg, floe

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British Dictionary definitions for ice floe

ice floe

noun

a sheet of ice, of variable size, floating in the seaSee also ice field (def. 1)
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ice floe in Science

ice floe

A large, flat expanse of floating ice smaller than a marine ice field.
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