ice·​box ˈīs-ˌbäks How to pronounce icebox (audio)

Examples of icebox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that tiny icebox — three inches tall and covered in reproductions of stickers by local graffiti crews — turned his life around. Liza Weisstuch, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 There are nail-biting moments in that interim, including a five-day storm culminating in an avalanche that pounds the wreckage while the survivors huddle inside for warmth, burying what’s left of the fuselage and literally turning it into an icebox. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2023 Like all icebox desserts, the cake must be assembled ahead of time. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 From popsicles to icebox cakes, there's sure to be something for everyone. Brittany Natale, Redbook, 26 July 2023 Like all icebox pies, the margarita pie has an unbaked filling. Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 5 June 2023 This durable icebox cooled down within a couple minutes of being filled with ice. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 Nguyet Le, 63, died May 11, after police said her body was found in the icebox of an Arby's in New Iberia, Louisiana, about 21 miles southeast of Lafayette, according to the lawsuit filed at Harris County District Court in Texas. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 31 May 2023 Instead of limiting yourself to basic meals, warm beverages, and lugging a cumbersome icebox around, choose one of our favorite camping coolers for superb outdoor insulation and easy transport. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of icebox was in 1792

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“Icebox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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