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[ahys-hous] /ˈaɪsˌhaʊs/
noun, plural icehouses
[ahys-hou-ziz] /ˈaɪsˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building for storing ice.
Origin of icehouse
First recorded in 1680-90; ice + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I found some beautiful specimens in George Mosher's icehouse.

  • There's about as much need of another of that kind as there is of an icehouse at the North Pole.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • They wanted him—the members did—to make an icehouse for them, but he wouldnt.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Access to the icehouse may be had directly from the adjacent root cellar.

    Huntley Tony P. Wrenn
  • At this season of the year meat cannot be kept sweet, even for a single day, except in an icehouse or a remarkably cold cellar.

  • There was also a nice little cave, made of stones, and that was almost as cool as an icehouse.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • Those that had not long suffered the cold of the icehouse, had all their movements, and went out briskly.

  • From the icehouse Captain Villiers drove to the home of the missing physician.

    The Crime of the Century

    Henry M. Hunt
  • In the grounds, among the remains of Brown's ornamental work, was an icehouse, amidst the imitative ruins of a priory.

  • Peek was making a study of the manner in which the machine had been gotten down from the road and into the icehouse.

    The Auto Boys' Vacation James A. Braden

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