icebox
noun Date: 1846 refrigerator

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • icebox — (n.) also ice box, 1839, from ICE (Cf. ice) (n.) + BOX (Cf. box) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • icebox — ► NOUN 1) a chilled container for keeping food cold. 2) Brit. a compartment in a refrigerator for making and storing ice. 3) US dated a refrigerator …   English terms dictionary

  • icebox — ☆ icebox [īs′bäks΄ ] n. 1. a cabinet, box, or room with ice in it for keeping foods, etc., cold 2. Old fashioned a similar cabinet or room operating by mechanical refrigeration …   English World dictionary

  • Icebox — This article is about the refrigeration appliance. For other uses, see Ice Box (disambiguation). Labeled black and white image of an icebox An icebox is a compact non mechanical refrigerator which was a common kitchen appliance before the… …   Wikipedia

  • icebox — n. (colloq.) to raid the icebox ( to eat heartily esp. during the night ) * * * [ aɪsbɒks] (colloq.) to raid the icebox ( to eat heartily esp. during the night ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • icebox — UK [ˈaɪsˌbɒks] / US [ˈaɪsˌbɑks] noun [countable] Word forms icebox : singular icebox plural iceboxes 1) American old fashioned a refrigerator 2) a box that is filled with ice and used to keep food cold …   English dictionary

  • icebox — [[t]a͟ɪsbɒks[/t]] iceboxes also ice box N COUNT An icebox is the same as a refrigerator. [AM, OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • icebox — /uys boks /, n. 1. an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc. 2. Older Use. an electric or gas refrigerator. 3. Naut. an enclosed area in the bottom of a vessel through which sea… …   Universalium

  • icebox — 1. noun a) A box containing ice, used to keep food cold. b) A compartment in a refrigerator that is colder than the rest of the refrigerator and is used as a freezer. 2. adjective agreeable, awesome …   Wiktionary

  • icebox — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. refrigerator, Frigidaire. See cold. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cooler, freezer, fridge*; see refrigerator …   English dictionary for students

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