ice floe


Definition of ice floe

: a usually large flat free mass of floating sea ice

Examples of ice floe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The edge of an ice floe was illuminated by bow lights piercing the morning darkness of the Bering Sea. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Apr. 2022 The dog, who first responders estimate was maybe 80-pounds, somehow got away from her new owners who live on the 200 block of Biddle, just off the Detroit River and ended up on an ice floe. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 3 Mar. 2022 The fishing boat Pinnacle makes its way through an ice floe on Jan. 25 in the Bering Sea southwest of St. Matthew Island. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Apr. 2022 To test submarine systems and research initiatives in the region, the Navy established a temporary ice camp, known as Ice Camp Queenfish, on top of an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. Jon Schlosberg, ABC News, 15 Mar. 2022 By April 11, 1916, as their ice floe broke apart, Shackleton and the Endurance crew took to their lifeboats, spending several days grimly huddled together, battling seasickness, drenched by freezing seawater and ravaged by thirst. Barry Neild, CNN, 12 Mar. 2022 The ice floe had broken off near Catawba Island, close to the Lake Erie islands. Jane Morice |, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2022 At one point Valeri let Oleg steer, and the boy ran the stern of the boat into an ice floe, bending the engine’s propeller. Longreads, 2 Mar. 2022 Days later, 15 people were rescued from an ice floe. cleveland, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ice floe

1819, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 May 2022

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“Ice floe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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