[ ahys-man ]

noun,plural ice·men.
  1. a man whose business is gathering, storing, selling, or delivering ice.

Origin of iceman

First recorded in 1835–45; ice + man

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

How to use iceman in a sentence

  • So I communicated down the shaft to our iceman (one Jack) that I desired his presence in the apartment.

    Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Hugo paid everything from the rent to the iceman, and this without once making his mother feel a beneficiary.

    Half Portions | Edna Ferber
  • For a refrigerator had been brought to camp, and the iceman came on a boat, once a day, to leave ice.

  • The iceman sets his nippers into the ice and lifts the block; but the bird sets his claws into the tree and lifts his own body.

    The Woodpeckers | Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  • The iceman lingered too long now, when he came into the covered porch to fill the refrigerator.

    My Antonia | Willa Cather

British Dictionary definitions for ice man

ice man

  1. mainly US a man who sells or delivers ice

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