ice-field, ice-fields nom masculin (anglais ice-field, champ de glace) Vaste étendue de glace dans les régions polaires.

⇒ICE-FIELD, subst. masc.
[Dans les régions polaires] Champ de glace. S'ils [les fugitifs] avaient eu à leur disposition les outils qu'emploient ordinairement les baleiniers pour s'ouvrir des canaux à travers les ice-fields (...) peut-être le temps ne leur eût-il pas manqué? (VERNE, M. Strogoff, 1876, p. 186).
Prononc. et Orth. : [ajsfild]. CATACH-GOLF. Orth. Lexicogr. 1971 propose un icefield, des icefields. Étymol. et Hist. 1866 (J. VERNE, Cap. Hatteras, II, 64 ds BONN., p. 76). Empr. au mot angl. composé de ice « glace » et field « champ, étendue » attesté dep. la fin XVIIe s. (NED). Bbg. QUEM. DDL t. 5.

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