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noun
an ice sheet projecting into coastal waters so that the end floats.
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Origin of ice shelf

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for ice shelf

ice shelf

noun
a thick mass of ice that is permanently attached to the land but projects into and floats on the sea
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