Meaning of “floe” in the English Dictionary

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"floe" in British English

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floenoun [ C ]

uk /fləʊ/ us /floʊ/ also ice floe

Examples from literature

  • Gentle breezes from the east, south, and south-west did not disturb the hardening floes. 
  • Soon they would be able to cross from the solid shore ice to the drifting floe. 
  • The easterly gale would send the floes up stream. 
  • They found a small floe of level ice close to the beach, which appeared very lately formed. 
  • We then passed over four or five small floes, and across the pools of water that lay between them. 

(Definition of “floe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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