ice foot


Definition of ice foot

1 : a wall or belt of ice frozen to the shore in arctic regions having a base at or below the low-water mark and formed as a result of the rise and fall of the tides, freezing spray, or stranded ice
2 : the ice at the front of a glacier

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“Ice foot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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