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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Make an icebox version of the classic funfetti cake for a low-effort, high-reward, crowd-pleasing showstopper. Washington Post, "6 no-bake desserts to make when it’s too darn hot," 8 Aug. 2019 After the icebox, from which his cousin was removed one day earlier, those two were separated; José glimpsed him once in Florence. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "“Just Keep Going North”," 5 July 2019 Caramel-Cookie Butter Icebox Pie This rich, creamy, caramel pie is a twist on a Texas classic icebox treat — Peanut Butter Pie. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019

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1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Icebox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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