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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How to use icebox in a sentence
In and out of the icebox, you’ll want to keep your provisions organized.Eat and drink well on your road trip with these 5 pointers | Purbita Saha | June 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
I knew nights and mornings would feel like an icebox, days like the blue flames of a bonfire.
The milk was mixed and ready in individual containers in the icebox but Kate had told him to be sure and have it warm.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
The icebox gave me a cold Jumbo bottle and I turned on our little portable set.Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred
A dirty icebox is almost as bad as none at all, because food will decay or take on unpleasant odors from other foods.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
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Some prefer it decidedly cold (chilled in the icebox), others only slightly cold.How to Prepare and Serve a Meal and Interior Decoration | Lillian B. Lansdown
British Dictionary definitions for icebox
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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