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

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Recent Examples on the Web Is there anything worse than being trapped on a bus, plane, or train that feels like an icebox? Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 12 Feb. 2022 The plums in this painting, by Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818), have not come out of an icebox. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Most cookies freeze very well and will last up to a year in the icebox, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Nov. 2021 Why growl at Midge’s icebox parenting, which the show sees as adorable? Anthony Lan, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2021 Certainly sounds like a different plot than Garten's tutorials for potato salads and mocha chocolate icebox cakes. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 21 May 2021 The space is accessorized with other pieces from the era, such as an old icebox, vintage wooden wall phone, and more. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 13 May 2021 When the weather’s hot and the beach beckons, chilling with a slice of icebox pie does the trick. Eric Velasco, al, 7 May 2020 Migrants have long decried conditions in Border Patrol facilities, now infamously known as hieleras, or iceboxes. NBC News, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of icebox

1792, in the meaning defined above

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