Floe definition

flō
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A mass or sheet of floating ice.
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An ice floe.
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A segment that has separated from such an ice mass.
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A low, flat mass of floating ice.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
floe
Plural:
floes

Origin of floe

  • Probably from Norwegian flo layer from Old Norse flō plāk-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Norwegian flo (“layer, slab”).

    From Wiktionary