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Definition of "ice-cliff" [ice-cliff]

  • The precipitous front of a tide-water glacier. (noun)
  • A cliff formed by marine erosion, in arctic regions, where the land consists of ice with more or less interstratified and overlying detritus. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "ice-cliff" in a sentence
  • "There are certain times when you won’t be behind the butt of a rifle, either during a setpiece moment such as climbing up a vertical ice-cliff, rappelling face-first down a desert embankment or directing a speeding Zodiak motorboat down a rushing river."
  • "A few hundred feet from the outer edge of the ice-cliff, the forested moraine became a "dead" glacier."
  • "As he ceased reading, the boy's face was turned to the ice-cliff, where the plashing water flowed in a huge sheet, like a falling veil, over the face of the berg, shutting out from sight the twining pillars and narrow entrance of the sealer's tomb."