pack ice

noun

Definition of pack ice

: sea ice formed into a mass by the crushing together of pans, floes, and brash

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First Known Use of pack ice

1842


PACK ICE Defined for English Language Learners

pack ice

noun

Definition of pack ice for English Language Learners

  • : a very large sheet of ice floating in the sea that is made from smaller pieces that have frozen together


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