floe floe  /f ˈloʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea

Usage(s):

  1. On his floe, meanwhile, in the gloom of Arctic winter, Leader Ivan Papanin glimpsed the searchlight beam from an icebreaker 40 miles away.
  2. Reversing Eliza, the men jumped from floe to floe, dragged the dogs by main force, assembled 53 animals.
  3. A Harp seal pup lays on an ice floe in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence near Charlottetown, Canada.

News

  1. 20 rescued from ice floe

    A group of campers stranded in the Canadian arctic for almost two days after an ice floe broke off was rescued by helicopter on Wednesday.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Tourists rescued after nearly 2 days stranded on floating ice floe

    A group of campers stranded on a drifting ice floe in the Canadian arctic for almost two days was rescued by helicopter on Wednesday.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Tourists escape from drifting ice floe in Canadian arctic

    A tourist group, including two Americans, that was stranded on a drifting ice floe in the Canadian arctic has made it back to solid ground, the tour operator said Wednesday.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "The negotiators at the moment are a bit like penguins on an ice floe, scared to be the first one into the water for fear of the seal lurking below," Prof. Flannery said in a comment about the lack of leadership on climate change. "They...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Tim Flannery Source: North Queensland Register

  2. "They're jumping from ice floe to ice floe, desperately seeking higher ground to try to get a smidgen of credibility on the environment," said McGuinty. "But it's not working, because all they can find, having cut $600 million of programs, is...
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: David McGuinty Source: Canada.com

  3. "You will become a political penguin on a smaller and smaller ice floe drifting out to sea," Schwarzenegger said.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: MarketWatch

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