humidor

noun
hu·​mi·​dor | \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce humidor (audio) , ˈyü- \

Definition of humidor

: a case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified

Examples of humidor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, balls were allowed to go directly into the humidor. Jared Wyllys, Forbes, 21 June 2022 One obvious reason is that Truist Park, home of the Braves, now has a humidor, which has become as universal as the DH. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 18 May 2022 If a possibly unintended extra drag on the baseball lingers, the universal humidor, as the lone remaining new variable on the landscape, may prove an easy culprit. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 The humidor dampens balls used in dry locales and dries them out in humid stadiums. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 This team uses a two-humidor switcheroo scheme to over-humidify the baseballs, in a scandal called Soggyballsgate. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2022 In addition, many of Havana’s new releases for 2022 have yet to be seen on dealer’s humidor shelves. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Parkside on Fifth will have a humidor and sell cigars, Burt says, but for outdoor smoking only. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 31 Mar. 2022 One attendant made the rounds with a wood humidor to offer guests brown and gold cigarillos. Marc Malkin, Variety, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of humidor

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humidor

humid + -or (as in cuspidor)

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The first known use of humidor was in 1903

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humidity

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

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“Humidor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humidor. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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