ice floe
noun Date: 1819 a usually large flat free mass of floating sea ice

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  • Ice floe — Ice Ice ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ice floe — ice′ floe n. geo floe • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • ice floe — ice floes N COUNT An ice floe is a large area of ice floating in the sea …   English dictionary

  • ice floe — n. 1. ICE FIELD (sense 2) 2. a single piece, large or small, of floating sea ice …   English World dictionary

  • ice floe — n an area of ice floating in the sea, that has broken off from a larger mass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ice floe — ice ,floe noun count a large area of ice floating on the surface of the ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ice floe — noun a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑floe • Hypernyms: ↑ice mass * * * noun : a flat free mass of floating sea ice of usually visible extent larger than a pan and smaller than an ice field; broadly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice floe — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ice floe : singular ice floe plural ice floes a large area of ice floating on the surface of the sea …   English dictionary

  • ice floe — 1. a large flat mass of floating ice. 2. floe (def. 1). [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • ice floe — noun /ˈaɪs.fləʊ,ˈɔɪs.floʊ/ A flat mass of floating ice, smaller than an ice field. See Also: iceberg …   Wiktionary

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