from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun A thick,
floating platformof ice that forms where a glacieror ice sheetflows down to a coastlineand onto the oceansurface. Ice shelves are found in Antarctica, Greenland, and Canadaonly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
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