brash ice
sea or river ice fragments less than 6 feet in diameter

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • brash ice — noun see brash I, 4a * * * small, floating fragments of sea ice or river ice. Also called brash …   Useful english dictionary

  • brash ice — small, floating fragments of sea ice or river ice. Also called brash. * * * …   Universalium

  • brash ice — noun A patch of accumulated small fragments of floating ice (less than about 2 metres big) …   Wiktionary

  • brash — brashly, adv. brashness, n. /brash/, adj., brasher, brashest, n. adj. Also, brashy. 1. impertinent; impudent; tactless: a brash young man. 2. hasty; rash; impetuous. 3. energetic or highly spirited, esp. in an irreverent way; zesty: a brash new… …   Universalium

  • Brash — Brash, n. [See {Brash} brittle.] 1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness. [1913 Webster] 2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brash — brash1 [brash] adj. [orig. Brit dial.; < ?] 1. brittle or fragile, as some wood 2. hasty and reckless; rash; impetuous 3. offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc. n. 1. PYROSIS 2. Scot …   English World dictionary

  • brash — (adj.) 1824, of obscure origin, originally American English; perhaps akin to 16c. Scottish brash attack, assault, or Fr. breche fragments, especially of ice, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. brehha breach, from brehhan to break ), or to Ger.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • brash — I. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1566 1. brittle < brash wood > 2. a. heedless of the consequences ; audacious < a brash adventurer > b. done in haste without regard for consequences …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brash´ness — brash1 «brash», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. showing lack of respect; impudent; saucy: »a very brash young man. Many are brash, but few are brave (Harper s). 2. hasty; rash: »a brash act. –n …   Useful english dictionary

  • brash´ly — brash1 «brash», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. showing lack of respect; impudent; saucy: »a very brash young man. Many are brash, but few are brave (Harper s). 2. hasty; rash: »a brash act. –n …   Useful english dictionary

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