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floe

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noun \ˈflō\

Simple Definition of floe

  • : a sheet or mass of floating ice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of floe

  1. 1 :  floating ice formed in a large sheet on the surface of a body of water

  2. 2 :  ice floe

Origin and Etymology of floe

probably from Norwegian flo flat layer


First Known Use: 1817

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FLOE Defined for Kids

floe

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noun \ˈflō\

Definition of floe for Students

  1. :  a sheet or mass of floating ice




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