to give birth to a calf:
The cow is expected to calve tomorrow.
(of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.
to give birth to (a calf).
(of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece):
The glacier calved an iceberg.
Historical Examples

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Second Series Lady Gregory
From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
The Master of Game Second Duke of York, Edward
Rural Rides William Cobbett
The Song of the Wolf Frank Mayer
Hints on cheese-making Thomas Day Curtis
Hints on cheese-making Thomas Day Curtis
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
In New England Fields and Woods Rowland E. Robinson
The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin’s Lawsuit Richard Harris

to give birth to (a calf)
(of a glacier or iceberg) to release (masses of ice) in breaking up


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