- a brand of machine that smooths the surface of the ice on a rink.
Origin of Zamboni
1947; after Frank J. Zamboni, 1901–88, U.S. inventor
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Examples from the Web for zamboni
He also learnt Italian and received some instruction in theory from Zamboni.The Russian Opera
Mrs. Zamboni clutched the bill with greedy fingers, but was not appeased.
They told Mrs. Zamboni she keep away or they send her out of camp.
Now and then came the moaning of Mrs. Zamboni, who was in her cabin with her brood of children.
Ye know how tiresome that is when ye hear it from somebody else—like my next-door neighbour, Mrs. Zamboni.
Word Origin and History for zamboni
proprietary name for a machine used to resurface ice skating rinks, 1965, trademark of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Paramount, Calif., claiming use since July 1962.
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