floe

noun \ ˈflō \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of floe

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

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Origin and Etymology of floe

probably from Norwegian flo flat layer

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FLOE Defined for English Language Learners

floe

noun

Definition of floe for English Language Learners

  • : a sheet or mass of floating ice


FLOE Defined for Kids

floe

noun \ ˈflō \

Definition of floe for Students

: a sheet or mass of floating ice


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