- the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.
Origin of ice front
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for ice front
This is not the case of a mere temporary recession of the ice-front.Fragments of Earth Lore
Large masses are also always falling down from the ice-front.Geology
The 'Aurora' retreated to the open sea, and headed to the west in search of a break in the ice-front.
The evidence for this is found in the presence of a continuous, terminal moraine, at or just in advance of the present ice-front.
In the oscillations of the ice-front marking the final retreat of the Alpine glaciers there were three epochs of advance.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe
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