shelf ice


noun

ice forming part of or broken from an ice shelf.

Origin of shelf ice

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

shelf ice

noun

a less common term for ice shelf
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Science definitions for shelf ice

shelf ice

An extension of glacial ice into coastal waters that is in contact with the bottom near the shore but not toward the outer edge of the shelf.
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