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noun, plural ice·hous·es [ahys-hou-ziz] /ˈaɪsˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a building for storing ice.
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Origin of icehouse

First recorded in 1680–90; ice + house
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for icehouse

Historical Examples of icehouse

  • I found some beautiful specimens in George Mosher's icehouse.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • There's about as much need of another of that kind as there is of an icehouse at the North Pole.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • They wanted him—the members did—to make an icehouse for them, but he wouldnt.

  • Access to the icehouse may be had directly from the adjacent root cellar.


    Tony P. Wrenn

  • At this season of the year meat cannot be kept sweet, even for a single day, except in an icehouse or a remarkably cold cellar.