ice front



the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.

Origin of ice front

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice front

Historical Examples of ice front

  • This is not the case of a mere temporary recession of the ice-front.

  • Large masses are also always falling down from the ice-front.


    James Geikie

  • 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.