pack ice


Definition of pack ice

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

Examples of pack ice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In March, the Russian navy surfaced three submarines simultaneously through pack ice and, lest the feat go unnoticed, filmed it with a drone and posted the footage online., 22 May 2021 His groundbreaking interventions aboard the Belgica, a Belgian ship stuck fast in the pack ice for more than a year, saved many lives and prefigured established medical science by several decades. Julian Sancton, Time, 12 May 2021 The ultimate bastion for Russian submarines is in the far north, under the pack ice. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2021 The missile-firing submarines were designed to operate in the Arctic under pack ice. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2021 Fill the center with the chocolate ice cream, pressing lightly to pack ice cream in fairly tightly. Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2020 This year, according to the assessment, old ice accounted for less than 5 percent of the pack ice. New York Times, 8 Dec. 2020 The expedition, Mosaic, ended in October when the ship left the pack ice between Greenland and Norway and returned to Germany. New York Times, 8 Dec. 2020 They are found in all deep oceans, from the equator to the edge of the pack ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. al, 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of pack ice

1842, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2021

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“Pack ice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pack ice

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

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