ice field


Definition of ice field

1 : an extensive sheet of sea ice

Examples of ice field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next, special machines called Pistenbullys go back and forth across the ice field, creating grooves. Lilit Marcus, Cnn; Video By Max Burnell, CNN, 5 May 2022 Between the massive, jagged mountains, the endless blue ice field, and the condors (with their 11-foot wingspan) swooping across the sky, primeval Patagonia can make a mere human feel insignificant. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 In 2012, Harry Zekollari, now a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, joined a Belgian-Japanese retrieval mission on the Nansen ice field, some 3,000 miles south of New Zealand. NBC News, 26 Jan. 2022 But there’s a great hike out to a waterfall that tumbles into the lake from the ice field above. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Mar. 2021 Will pursuing that Legendary Flight Rune put you in range of an opponent’s ice field? Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 16 Sep. 2020 This Black Diamond tent is made for four-season adventurers who are just as likely to be sleeping on an ice field than in a campground. Outdoor Life, 9 Apr. 2020 By Gretel Ehrlich Ehrlich has written several books on landscapes ranging from the Southwestern U.S. desert to Japan after the 2011 tsunami to the ice fields of Greenland. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2020 The largest losses were glaciers in Alaska, followed by the melting ice fields in southern South America and glaciers in the Arctic. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of ice field

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2022

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“Ice field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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