ice shelf(redirected from Ice shelves)
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A body of glacial ice that extends out from a coastline and that floats, at least in part, rather than resting on the sea floor.
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(Physical Geography) a thick mass of ice that is permanently attached to the land but projects into and floats on the sea
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an ice sheet projecting into coastal waters so that the end floats.
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