formations of ice crystals on the surface of a still, slowly freezing body of water.
Also called frost flowers. delicate tufts of frost on a surface of ice or snow.
noun 1. (in polar regions) a belt of ice frozen to the shore, formed chiefly as a result of the rise and fall of the tides. noun 1. a narrow belt of ice permanently attached to the coast in polar regions
noun 1. (especially in the far north) a fog composed of minute ice crystals that form in the air in extremely cold temperatures.
[ahys-free, -free] /ˈaɪsˈfri, -ˌfri/ adjective 1. free of ice. 2. (of a harbor or other body of water) free at all times of the year of any ice that would impede navigation.
noun 1. the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.