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ice chest

an insulated, boxlike container that can be filled with ice and used to cool beverages, preserve food, etc.
Origin of ice chest
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The next day he found the stove-lid lifter on a plate in the ice chest.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Cap the tubes and store them in the ice chest for future use.

  • He had made it in the morning and it had been standing in the ice chest all day.

  • Try that cane thing, and, while you're about it, there's a siphon in that ice chest over there.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • We had not, and she fetched a bit from the ice chest and gave it to her pet.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards
  • You'd go by the book if it told yuh to stand 'im on his head in the ice chest!

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • It should be in the ice chest at least an hour before being used.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • Then every perishable article in my ice chest or elsewhere got placed upon trays to go upstairs.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Here in Chicago they invented the plan of placing the saloonkeeper in the ice chest, while the looting of the place went on.

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