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ig·loo

 (ĭg′lo͞o)
n. pl. ig·loos
1. A house made of blocks of snow, such as those built by the Inuit.
2. A dome-shaped structure or building.

[Inuit iglu, house, igloo.]

igloo

(ˈɪɡluː) or

iglu

n, pl -loos or -lus
1. (Building) a dome-shaped Inuit house, usually built of blocks of solid snow
2. (Zoology) a hollow made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice
[C19: from Inuktitut igdlu house]

ig•loo

(ˈɪg lu)

n., pl. -loos.
an Eskimo dwelling usu. built of blocks of hard snow and shaped like a dome.
[1855–60; < Inuit iglu house]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.igloo - an Eskimo hutigloo - an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
hovel, shack, shanty, hut, hutch - small crude shelter used as a dwelling
Translations
كوخ أسكيمو
iglú
iglo
iglu
jégkunyhó
snjóhús
iglus
iglu, eskimosu ledus būda
iglu
iglu
Eskimo kulübesiigloo

igloo

[ˈɪgluː] Niglú m

igloo

[ˈɪgluː] nigloo m

igloo

nIglu m or nt

igloo

[ˈɪgluː] nigloo m inv

igloo

(ˈigluː) plural ˈigloos noun
an Eskimo hut, usually built of blocks of snow.
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