Definition of Pack ice

1. Noun. A large expanse of floating ice.

Exact synonyms: Ice Pack
Generic synonyms: Ice

Definition of Pack ice

1. Noun. A large consolidated mass of floating sea ice. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pack Ice

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pack-up kits
pack a punch
pack animal
pack animals
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pack heat
pack horse
pack horses
pack ice (current term)
pack in
pack journalism
pack mentality
pack of cards
pack off
pack on
pack on pounds
pack on the pounds
pack out
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pack riding
pack tent
pack together
pack up

Literary usage of Pack ice

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1. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"Pack-ice. A more restricted use than the above, to include hum- mocky floes or close areas of young ice and light floes. Pack-ice is " close " or " tight" ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"ICE-PACK, or PACK-ICE. A name given to the large sheets or pans of ice (floes) which ... The strong southerly drift of the pack- ice in the region about ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"Meanwhile, a gale which had sprung up at the moment of our release developed into a regular snowstorm, and on February 9 we were again beset in pack-ice. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"There was pack ice to the E. and also to the S. We then coasted under the south-west corner of Wilczek Island, and were soon near the spot where the ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"for entering the pack ice and pushing to the south. En route we made for the reported position of Pagoda Rock; but we saw no sign of it, and a sounding ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"Pack-ice was first met with on the Antarctic circle in o2° W. long. ... Pack-ice made it impossible for the ship to come up to the wall of ice ; but a ..."

7. Log-letters from "The Challenger" by George Campbell (1877)
"He believes that the pack-ice which we first struck was a detached pack, ... The pack-ice consisted chiefly of small salt water ice- pieces—they cannot be ..."

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