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igloo

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noun ig·loo \ˈi-(ˌ)glü\

Simple Definition of igloo

  • : a house made of blocks of snow or ice in the form of a dome

Full Definition of igloo

plural igloos

  1. 1 :  an Eskimo house usually made of sod, wood, or stone when permanent or of blocks of snow or ice in the shape of a dome when built for temporary purposes

  2. 2 :  a building or structure shaped like a dome


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