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icebox

[ ahys-boks ]
/ ˈaɪsˌbɒks /
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noun

an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc.
Older Use. an electric or gas refrigerator.
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.
Slang. an isolation cell in a prison.

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Origin of icebox

First recorded in 1830–40; ice + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for icebox

icebox
/ (ˈaɪsˌbɒks) /

noun

a compartment in a refrigerator for storing or making ice
an insulated cabinet packed with ice for storing food
US and Canadian a refrigerator
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