shelf ice


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shelf ice

n.
An extension of glacial ice into coastal waters that is in contact with the bottom near the shore but not toward the outer edge of the shelf.
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shelf ice

n
(Physical Geography) a less common term for ice shelf
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Noun1.shelf ice - ice that is attached to land but projects out to seashelf ice - ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
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Rough ice, caved-in banks, shelf ice, overflow, and winter storms can lead to miles-long detours or can even close the road completely for days.
There was Dude, the big black knucklehead that scared me silly once by diving under shelf ice to latch onto a diving drake canvasback, and there was Sadie, who tore off after a low-flying honker I thought was lost, coming back with it almost an hour later.