an enclosed basin in icy waters in which a vessel may lie to avoid being crushed.
noun, Nautical. 1. . noun 1. a large, hooklike device for setting in ice to anchor a vessel or to provide a hold for a hawser in warping it along.
[ahys-fawl] /ˈaɪsˌfɔl/ noun 1. a jumbled mass of in a glacier. 2. a mass of overhanging a precipice. 3. a of from a glacier, iceberg, etc. /ˈaɪsˌfɔːl/ noun 1. a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall
plural noun 1. a delicate structure of crystals of ice that builds on the windward side of objects.
noun 1. a large sheet of floating ice, larger than an ice floe. noun 1. a very large flat expanse of ice floating in the sea; large ice floe 2. a large mass of ice permanently covering an extensive area of land ice field