Synonyms for floe


Grammar : Noun
Spell : floh
Phonetic Transcription : floʊ

Top 10 synonyms for floe Other synonyms for the word floe

Définition of floe

Origin :
  • 1817, first used by Arctic explorers, probably from Norwegian flo "layer, slab," from Old Norse flo, related to first element in flagstone (q.v.). Earlier explorers used flake.
  • As in glacier : noun mountain of ice, snow
  • As in ice : noun frozen water
Example sentences :
  • "Be ready, now," said Kit; when some one of the party on the floe fired on a sudden.
  • Extract from : « Left on Labrador » by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • About seven o'clock we heard a splashing out along the floe.
  • Extract from : « Left on Labrador » by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • We towed the carcass up to the edge of the floe, and pulled it up.
  • Extract from : « Left on Labrador » by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • She must have been caught in the floe before she could make her way into harbour for shelter.
  • Extract from : « Archibald Hughson » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • To get through this floe, it was necessary to form a channel with the ice-saws.
  • Extract from : « Notable Voyagers » by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • Though the floe had been considerable no mishap occurred to them.
  • Extract from : « Notable Voyagers » by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • One was seen at some distance from a floe, in which there was a crack.
  • Extract from : « Peter the Whaler » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The whale was killed, and made fast to the floe, waiting for the return of the ship.
  • Extract from : « Peter the Whaler » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She appeared about a quarter of a mile off or more, at the edge of the floe.
  • Extract from : « Peter the Whaler » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She at last rose close to a floe, when we all rushed in upon her.
  • Extract from : « Peter the Whaler » by W.H.G. Kingston

Antonyms for floe

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