ice field

noun

Definition of ice field

1 : an extensive sheet of sea ice

Examples of ice field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 An image taken on June 18, 2019 of the Kangersuneq glacial ice fields in Kapissisillit, Greenland. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return," 2 Aug. 2019 The ice field that eventually empties into the North Atlantic Ocean seemed still, masking the very activity that Holland and his team were here to study. Denise Chow, NBC News, "My night stranded on the edge of Greenland's fast-melting Helheim Glacier," 17 Sep. 2019 Additional ground reconnaissance determined which blue-ice fields had the highest concentrations of meteorites. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, "Polar Light," 10 Jan. 2019 From the Cape of Good Hope the expedition looped along the edge of the great ice fields, and Cook then made two Pacific circuits, visiting New Zealand, Tahiti and the Marquesas, the Tonga archipelago, and the New Hebrides. Jenny Uglow, The New York Review of Books, "Island Hopping," 7 Feb. 2019 These factors range from the strength of ocean currents to the gravitational pull of large ice fields. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Video: Why our rising oceans aren’t causing problems everywhere," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of ice field

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ice field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20field. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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ice field

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ice field

: a large area of land covered with ice

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