pack ice


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pack ice

n.
Floating ice that has been driven together into a single mass.

pack ice

n
(Physical Geography) a large area of floating ice, usually occurring in polar seas, consisting of separate pieces that have become massed together. Also called: ice pack

pack′ ice`


n.
a large area of floating marine ice whose pieces are driven together by wind, current, etc. Also called ice pack.
[1840–50]

pack ice

(păk)
Oceanography
A large area of floating ice consisting of a mixture of ice fragments packed or squeezed together.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pack ice - a large expanse of floating icepack ice - a large expanse of floating ice  
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
Translations

pack ice

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