pancake ice


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pancake ice

[′pan‚kāk ¦īs]
(oceanography)
One or more small, newly formed pieces of sea ice, generally circular with slightly raised edges and about 1 to 10 feet (0.3 to 3 meters) across. Also known as lily-pad ice; pan; pancake; pan ice; plate ice.