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ice chest

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noun
  1. an insulated, boxlike container that can be filled with ice and used to cool beverages, preserve food, etc.
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Origin of ice chest

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for ice chest

Historical Examples

  • There's plenty to eat in the ice-chest and you must wait on yourself.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • They had an ice-chest on board, and Mr. Eng had replenished it at Simujan.

  • I had to jump below to the ice-chest; Auber seemed to have fainted.

  • Put plain boiled Brussels sprouts into the ice-chest to get cold.

  • Set away to cool, and when cold, bottle and place in the ice-chest.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood