an Inuit house, being a dome-shaped hut usually built of blocks of hard snow.
Informal. any dome-shaped construction thought to resemble an igloo: immense silos topped with steel igloos.
Military. a dome-shaped building for the storage of rockets or other munitions.
an excavation made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice.
- Sometimes ig·lu .
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How to use igloo in a sentence
The word iglu is as fully generic in the Eskimo language as the word house is in the English language.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory | Lucien Turner
British Dictionary definitions for igloo
a dome-shaped Inuit house, usually built of blocks of solid snow
a hollow made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice
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