an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc.
Older Use. an electric or gas refrigerator.
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.
Slang. an isolation cell in a prison.

1830–40; ice + box1 Unabridged
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icebox (ˈaɪsˌbɒks)
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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Example sentences
We've put in electric lights, an icebox, and air-conditioning.
Food will not keep as long in the small fridges as it does in the average
  full-sized icebox.
He met his returning host, and together they went to raid the icebox.
In another corner of the room behind a screen was a gas plate and an icebox.
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