Share this entry

ice sheet

Translation of ice sheet in Spanish:

noun

  • capa (feminine) de hielo
    Example sentences
    • Several scientists have proposed that the southern part of the Greenland ice sheet disappeared during the period of maximum interglacial warmth.
    • Younger cited evidence for extensive ground freezing in SE England during the Devensian, beyond the limit of the Devensian ice sheet.
    • Later, as the permafrost melted and the ice sheet warmed as a result of climatic amelioration, the ice would have become wetbased.

Definition of ice sheet in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

More on ice sheet

Nearby words


Translate ice sheet

into Italian
QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.