ice foot


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ice foot

n.
A belt or ledge of ice that forms along the shoreline in Arctic regions.
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ice foot

n
(Physical Geography) a narrow belt of ice permanently attached to the coast in polar regions
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Another of his undefined, much-used terms is "ice-belt"; by this, he appears to be referring in some places to the fast ice, i.e., the sea ice attached to the land, but rising and falling with the tide; in other places, "ice-belt" appears to mean the ice foot, i.e., the ledge or shelf of ice firmly frozen to a rocky coast.