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Detached pieces of ice drifting with the wind or ocean currents.
- ‘This choice allowed us to travel comfortably with the wind at our backs while viewing the constant vista of mountains and valleys, the ice-speckled Atlantic Ocean in the distance dotted with floes of drift ice from Quebec and Labrador.’
- ‘In 1965, a sudden change occurred; drift ice and polar water covered the north Icelandic shelf during spring.’
- ‘Belhadan's location as the northernmost ice-free port of the Empire helped explain its importance, but it wasn't so far south that drift ice or icebergs were unheard of.’
- ‘In August 1905, the ship resumed its course through fog and drift ice.’
- ‘The boat transport of supplies back to the station rarely lacked dangerous moments from encounters with fast-moving drift ice and walruses.’
drift ice/ˈdrift ˌīs/
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