floe

floe
floe 1817, first used by Arctic explorers, probably from Norw. flo "layer, slab," from O.N. flo, related to first element in FLAGSTONE (Cf. flagstone) (q.v.). Earlier explorers used flake.

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  • floe — ● floe nom masculin (anglais floe, peut être du norvégien flo, couche) Plaque de glace résultant de la dislocation de la banquise. ● floe (homonymes) nom masculin (anglais floe, peut être du norvégien flo, couche) flot nom masculin floe [flo] …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • floe — s.n. Gheaţă care acoperă parţial mările nordice, plutind în blocuri. [< fr., engl. floe]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.04.2005. Sursa: DN  FLÓE FLO/ s. n. gheaţă care acoperă parţial mările nordice, plutind în blocuri. (< fr., engl. floë)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Floe — (fl[=o]), n. [Cf. Dan. flag af iis, iisflage, Sw. flaga, flake, isflaga, isflake. See {Flag} a flat stone.] A low, flat mass of floating ice. [1913 Webster] {Floe rat} (Zo[ o]l.), a seal ({Phoca f[oe]tida}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floe — [fləu US flou] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from Norwegian flo flat layer ] an ↑ice floe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • floe — see ICE FLOE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • floe — [flō] n. [prob. < Norw flo, layer, expanse < ON < IE base * plā , > FLAG2] ICE FLOE …   English World dictionary

  • floe — ► NOUN ▪ a sheet of floating ice. ORIGIN probably from Norwegian flo layer …   English terms dictionary

  • floe — n. an ice floe * * * [fləʊ] an ice floe …   Combinatory dictionary

  • floe — noun Etymology: probably from Norwegian flo flat layer Date: 1817 1. floating ice formed in a large sheet on the surface of a body of water 2. ice floe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Floe — Floes le long de la Péninsule Antarctique. Un floe est un fragment de glace de mer relativement plat, de 20 mètres ou plus d’extension horizontale, moins épais que la banquise à proprement parler[1]. Les floes constituent une étape de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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