Floe
Floe Floe (fl[=o]), n. [Cf. Dan. flag af iis, iisflage, Sw. flaga, flake, isflaga, isflake. See {Flag} a flat stone.] A low, flat mass of floating ice. [1913 Webster]

{Floe rat} (Zo["o]l.), a seal ({Phoca f[oe]tida}). [1913 Webster]


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  • floe — ● floe nom masculin (anglais floe, peut être du norvégien flo, couche) Plaque de glace résultant de la dislocation de la banquise. ● floe (homonymes) nom masculin (anglais floe, peut être du norvégien flo, couche) flot nom masculin floe [flo] …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • floe — s.n. Gheaţă care acoperă parţial mările nordice, plutind în blocuri. [< fr., engl. floe]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.04.2005. Sursa: DN  FLÓE FLO/ s. n. gheaţă care acoperă parţial mările nordice, plutind în blocuri. (< fr., engl. floë)… …   Dicționar Român

  • floe — [fləu US flou] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from Norwegian flo flat layer ] an ↑ice floe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • floe — see ICE FLOE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • floe — [flō] n. [prob. < Norw flo, layer, expanse < ON < IE base * plā , > FLAG2] ICE FLOE …   English World dictionary

  • floe — 1817, first used by Arctic explorers, probably from Norw. flo layer, slab, from O.N. flo, related to first element in FLAGSTONE (Cf. flagstone) (q.v.). Earlier explorers used flake …   Etymology dictionary

  • floe — ► NOUN ▪ a sheet of floating ice. ORIGIN probably from Norwegian flo layer …   English terms dictionary

  • floe — n. an ice floe * * * [fləʊ] an ice floe …   Combinatory dictionary

  • floe — noun Etymology: probably from Norwegian flo flat layer Date: 1817 1. floating ice formed in a large sheet on the surface of a body of water 2. ice floe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Floe — Floes le long de la Péninsule Antarctique. Un floe est un fragment de glace de mer relativement plat, de 20 mètres ou plus d’extension horizontale, moins épais que la banquise à proprement parler[1]. Les floes constituent une étape de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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