drift ice ExamplesWord Origin noun
- detached floating ice in masses that drift with the wind or ocean currents, as in the polar seas.
Origin of drift ice First recorded in 1590–1600 Examples from the Web for drift ice Historical Examples of drift ice
And the drift-ice may be widening, but I refuse to give up my hope of hope.
It is remarkable that there should be so many foxes on this drift-ice so far from land.
Yet we dared not think our life on the drift-ice was so nearly at an end.
Fog and rain and drift-ice were to be met on the grounds of Candlestick Cove.
The Antarctic or Arctic pack usually has a girdle or fringe of drift-ice.
Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for drift ice drift ice noun
- masses of ice floating in the open sea