ice floe


noun

a large flat mass of floating ice.

Nearby words

  1. ice dock,
  2. ice feathers,
  3. ice field,
  4. ice fish,
  5. ice fishing,
  6. ice flowers,
  7. ice fog,
  8. ice foot,
  9. ice front,
  10. ice hockey

Origin of ice floe

First recorded in 1810–20

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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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Science definitions for ice floe

ice floe

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