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 Will pursuing that Legendary Flight Rune put you in range of an opponent’s ice field? Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "Spellbreak Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale," 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, "Four Tents For Your Next Solo Camping Trip," 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, "21 new and classic books to keep you in touch with the natural world," 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, "One of the world's thickest mountain glaciers is melting due to global warming," 7 Nov. 2019 Along with jigsaw ice fields and scouring winds, Aston grappled with two months of solitude and self-doubt on her ground-breaking ski trip across Antarctica. Jen Rose Smith, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Travel Memoirs Written by Some of the World’s Most Adventurous Women," 18 Oct. 2019 Leading, 28-20, with 4:40 left in the fourth quarter, the Falcons got first and 10 at the Patriots’ 22-yard line, well within range to kick the game-icing field goal. Ben Volin,, "Eli Manning someday getting into the Hall of Fame should help the Patriots," 25 Jan. 2020 The largest losses were glaciers in Alaska, followed by melting ice fields in South America and glaciers in the Arctic. USA Today, "A decade of change from 300 miles above Earth," 27 Dec. 2019 Climate change has withered the ice fields, and the Bossons has retreated up the hillside. Simon Akam, Outside Online, "You Won’t Pass Chamonix’s Mountain Guiding Test," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of ice field

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ice field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice field

: a large area of land covered with ice

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