ICE-BOX

icebox

[ahys-boks]
noun
1.
an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc.
2.
Older Use. an electric or gas refrigerator.
3.
Nautical. an enclosed area in the bottom of a vessel through which sea water can be pumped up for use in the condenser in icy waters.
4.
Slang. an isolation cell in a prison.

Origin:
1830–40; ice + box1

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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), (Canadian) a refrigerator

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