ice field


: an extensive sheet of sea ice

Examples of ice field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The northernmost one is wedged into an ice field in Svalbard, Norway. Ross Andersen, The Atlantic, 9 Oct. 2023 Go to hike, bike on dirt paths, admire ancient ice fields, and watch from afar as grizzlies fish for their dinner. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2023 These interruptions in the near-flawless horizon were nunataks — the ridges of mountains that emerged from an ice field or glacier in Antarctica. Ali Wunderman, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2023 Those wanting more can make the strenuous 8.2-mile round-trip hike up the Harding Icefield Trail for spectacular views of the massive ice field. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 The team of scientists had already combed over miles of Antarctic ice field, ready to turn around at the very end of an 11-day meteorite hunt. Richard Requena, Chicago Tribune, 28 Jan. 2023 Scientists search an ice field in Antarctica for meteorites. Byscience News Staff,, 26 Jan. 2023 Data from the new cable reveal that the floating ice field serves as a natural loudspeaker, amplifying tremors from below. Carolyn Wilke, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2022 Data from that cable have revealed that the ice field acts as a loudspeaker, amplifying seismic tremors from below. Carolyn Wilke, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ice field was in 1694

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“Ice field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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