Definition for ICE'ISLE

ICE'ISLE, n. [iceile; ice and isle.]

A vast body of floating ice, such as is often seen in the Atlantic, off the banks of Newfoundland. J. Barlow. When flat and extending beyond the reach of sight, it is called field ice; when smaller, but of very large dimensions, it is called a floe; when lofty, an iceberg. There are numerous other terms for the different appearances of floating ice. Ed. Encyc.

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