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sheet ice

ice frozen in a relatively thin, smooth, and extensive layer on the surface of a body of water.
Origin of sheet ice
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It will be interesting to see what happens to the sheet ice over the next couple decades, centuries, and beyond.
  • sheet ice will form readily over a still pool, but the weather must be extremely cold to give complete cover on the riffle.
  • The channel at this site is noted for the effects of sheet ice.
  • The idea of disposing of radioactive wastes in sheet ice or permafrost has also been adversely affected by global climate change.

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