Definition of ice shelf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ice shelf

BrE BrE//ˈaɪs ʃelf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪs ʃelf//
(specialist) Coastlines and the sea
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a layer of ice that is attached to land and covers a large area of sea See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ice shelf