drift ice


drift ice

drift ice ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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.

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer

  • It is remarkable that there should be so many foxes on this drift-ice so far from land.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • Yet we dared not think our life on the drift-ice was so nearly at an end.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • Fog and rain and drift-ice were to be met on the grounds of Candlestick Cove.

    Every Man for Himself

    Norman Duncan

  • The Antarctic or Arctic pack usually has a girdle or fringe of drift-ice.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • British Dictionary definitions for drift ice drift ice noun

    1. masses of ice floating in the open sea

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