[ ahys-boks ]
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  1. an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc.

  2. Older Use. an electric or gas refrigerator.

  1. Nautical. an enclosed area in the bottom of a vessel through which sea water can be pumped up for use in the condenser in icy waters.

  2. Slang. an isolation cell in a prison.

Origin of icebox

First recorded in 1830–40; ice + box1

Words Nearby icebox Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use icebox in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for icebox


/ (ˈaɪsˌbɒks) /

  1. a compartment in a refrigerator for storing or making ice

  2. an insulated cabinet packed with ice for storing food

  1. US and Canadian a refrigerator

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