an ice sheet projecting into coastal waters so that the end floats.
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- ice rampart,
- ice road,
- ice run,
- ice screw,
- ice sheet,
- ice show,
- ice skate,
- ice skater,
- ice skating,
- ice station
Origin of ice shelf
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for ice shelf
To raise the packages from the floe to the top of the ice-shelf, a "flying-fox" was rigged.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
a thick mass of ice that is permanently attached to the land but projects into and floats on the sea
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