Definition of fast ice in English:

fast ice

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[mass noun]
  • Ice that covers seawater but is attached to land.
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    • The delineation between fast ice and pack ice was indicated by a variety of features.
    • In two years, observed densities on pack ice were much greater than those on fast ice; in the other two years, the densities on pack ice and fast ice were similar.
    • There are two kinds of sea ice in Antarctica: fast ice and pack ice.

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