ice field definition by Webster's New World
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- an mass of thick ice, esp. in a highland area, which may feed valley glaciers about its borders
- an extensive area of floating sea ice, specif. an area more than 8 km (5 mi) across
ice field definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A large, level expanse of floating ice that is more than eight kilometers (five miles) in its greatest dimension.
ice field - Science Definition
- A large expanse of ice covering a mountainous region and consisting of several interconnected glaciers.
- An extensive area of ice on the surface of the ocean, consisting of multiple ice floes and covering an area that is greater than 10 km (6.2 mi) across.