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[zam-boh-nee] /zæmˈboʊ ni/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He also learnt Italian and received some instruction in theory from Zamboni.

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  • Now and then came the moaning of Mrs. Zamboni, who was in her cabin with her brood of children.

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  • They told Mrs. Zamboni she keep away or they send her out of camp.

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  • Mrs. Zamboni clutched the bill with greedy fingers, but was not appeased.

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  • Ye know how tiresome that is when ye hear it from somebody else—like my next-door neighbour, Mrs. Zamboni.

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  • Mrs. Zamboni had had a new baby every year for sixteen years, and eleven of these babies were still alive.

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  • I saw Mrs. Zamboni, tryin' to get into the shed, and Pete Hanun caught her by the breasts and shoved her back. '

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  • Zamboni followed a minute later—and, as they anticipated, found the lobby swept clear of detectives.

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  • The galvanic pile employed in this electroscope is that invented by 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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