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ice·box

 (īs′bŏks′)
n.
1. An insulated chest or box into which ice is placed, used for cooling and preserving food.
2. A refrigerator.

icebox

(ˈaɪsˌbɒks)
n
1. a compartment in a refrigerator for storing or making ice
2. an insulated cabinet packed with ice for storing food
3. US and Canadian a refrigerator

ice•box

(ˈaɪsˌbɒks)

n.
1. an insulated cabinet with a compartment for ice, used for cooling food and beverages.
2. a refrigerator.

Icebox

The common name for an insulated cabinet that used blocks of ice to keep food stored in the cabinet cool. Since ice was only available to those rural inhabitants who lived in climates where ice could be harvested and stored in the winter for later use in the summer, iceboxes had only limited rural usage. The then current dictionaries referred to such insulated boxes not as iceboxes but, rather, as refrigerators. Those who grew up in the “icebox” era often referred to electric refrigerators as iceboxes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Icebox - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperaturesicebox - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
cooler, ice chest - a refrigerator for cooling liquids
drip pan - pan under a refrigerator for collecting liquid waste
electric refrigerator, fridge - a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
refrigeration system - a cooling system for chilling or freezing (usually for preservative purposes)
white goods - large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
Translations
lednička
køleskab
pakastelokero
hladionik
アイスボックス
아이스박스
frysfack
ช่องน้ำแข็งในตู้เย็น
tủ đá

icebox

[ˈaɪsbɒks] N (Brit) (= part of refrigerator) → congelador m
this room is like an iceboxeste cuarto es como un congelador (US) (o.f.) (= refrigerator) → nevera f, refrigeradora f, heladera f (S. Cone)

icebox

[ˈaɪsbɒks] n
(US) (= fridge) → réfrigérateur m
(British) (= freezing compartment) → compartiment m à glace
(= insulated box) → glacière fice-breaker icebreaker [ˈaɪsbreɪkər] n
(= way to make people relax) → moyen m de briser la glace
This exercise can be quite a useful ice-breaker for new groups → Cet exercice est souvent un très bon moyen de briser la glace pour les nouveaux groupes.
(= ship) → brise-glace mice bucket nseau m à glaceice cap ice-cap [ˈaɪskæp] ncalotte f glaciaireice-cold [ˌaɪsˈkəʊld] adj [drink] → glacé(e); [hands] → glacé(e); [room] → glacial(e)ice-cool [ˌaɪsˈkuːl] adj (= very calm) [person] → aux nerfs d'acierice cream ice-cream, icecream [ˈaɪskriːm] nglace f
three ice creams → trois glaces
vanilla ice cream → de la glace à la vanilleice-cream cone ncornet m de glaceice-cream van ncamionnette f de vendeur de glacesice cube nglaçon m

icebox

[ˈaɪsˌbɒks] n (Am) (refrigerator) → frigorifero (Brit) (freezer compartment) → freezer m inv

Icebox

صُنْدُوقُ الثَّلْجِ lednička køleskab Eisfach ψυγείο πάγου refrigerador pakastelokero glacière hladionik ghiacciaia アイスボックス 아이스박스 koelbox fryseboks zamrażalnik congelador морозильник frysfack ช่องน้ำแข็งในตู้เย็น buz kutusu tủ đá 冷藏库
References in classic literature ?
"Mebbe he won't do for us, but mark my words, hell 'll be an ice-box to this ship from now on."
"But he haf der beautiful body--ach, Gott, der beautiful body!-- stronger as der ox, k-vicker as der tiger-cat, der head cooler as der ice-box, der eyes vat see eferytings, k-vick, just like dat.
Having taken last night's milk from the ice-box, she went to the back door, and, having filled James's saucer, stood on the grass beside it, sniffing the morning air.