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Zamboni

[zam-boh-nee]
Trademark.
  1. a brand of machine that smooths the surface of the ice on a rink.
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Origin of Zamboni

1947; after Frank J. Zamboni, 1901–88, U.S. inventor
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Historical Examples

  • He also learnt Italian and received some instruction in theory from Zamboni.

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  • Mrs. Zamboni clutched the bill with greedy fingers, but was not appeased.

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  • They told Mrs. Zamboni she keep away or they send her out of camp.

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  • Now and then came the moaning of Mrs. Zamboni, who was in her cabin with her brood of children.

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  • Ye know how tiresome that is when ye hear it from somebody else—like my next-door neighbour, Mrs. Zamboni.

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Word Origin and History for zamboni

Zamboni

n.

proprietary name for a machine used to resurface ice skating rinks, 1965, trademark of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Paramount, Calif., claiming use since July 1962.

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