Definitions for "Ice sheet"
A glacier of considerable thickness and more than 50,000 sq km in area. It forms a continuous cover of ice and snow over a land surface. An ice sheet is not confined by the underlying topography but spreads outward in all directions. During the Pleistocene Epoch, ice sheets covered large parts of North America and northern Europe but they are now confined to polar regions (e.g., Greenland and Antarctica).
A large mass of ice covering a significant portion of a continent as in Greenland and Antarctica.
A vast glacier that covers the landscape.