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

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Recent Examples on the Web When the weather’s hot and the beach beckons, chilling with a slice of icebox pie does the trick. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make simple icebox pies for summer," 7 May 2020 Migrants have long decried conditions in Border Patrol facilities, now infamously known as hieleras, or iceboxes. NBC News, "U.S. judge sides with migrants in Arizona case against Border Patrol," 19 Feb. 2020 The family was detained together in a hielera, or icebox, what many migrants call Border Patrol holding cells where they are issued Mylar blankets and sleep on concrete floors. CBS News, "More parents deported without their kids may be able to return to the U.S. — if advocates can find them," 18 Feb. 2020 Some scientists, however, are thinking outside the icebox. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, "A Simple Twist of Thermodynamics Could Lead to Greener Refrigeration," 21 Jan. 2020 Loaf pans are the ideal shape and size for layering up icebox cake, whether it’s Blueberry-Lemon or Pumpkin Spice. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appétit, "7 Ways to Use A Loaf Pan That Don't Involve Cake," 22 Oct. 2019 The same playbook that dreamed up Cadillac’s space-age tail fins was soon designing sleek Frigidaire iceboxes. Charles Duhigg, The New Yorker, "Is Amazon Unstoppable?," 10 Oct. 2019 Christopher Miller for The New York Times Up in the right-hand corner of Alaska, like something freezer-burned and half-remembered in the back of the national icebox, lies a place called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Christopher Solomon, New York Times, "Exploring a Timeless Wilderness, Before the Drilling Begins," 13 Sep. 2019 When the kitchen was built, refrigerators had recently replaced the icebox. Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times, "Vintage SoCal | This Woodland Hills house wears its Hollywood history well," 9 Aug. 2019

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1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Icebox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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