ice·​house | \ ˈīs-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce icehouse (audio) , ˈī-ˌsau̇s\

Definition of icehouse

: a building in which ice is made or stored

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Inner Loop, W FM Kitchen & Bar The 4-ounce patties here are near-perfect specimens, making this Washington Corridor neo-icehouse one of the city's best burger newcomers. Houston Chronicle, "Take a bite out of these top Houston burgers," 10 May 2018 In North Judson, Lillian Kucharski sold blocks of ice housed in an icehouse attached to her small deli market called Caddy Cabins which offered lodging cabins. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Ice 'harvesting' was an important cold cash industry," 29 June 2018 Which makes the Tuesday Night Outdoor Cooking Series at Eight Row Flint icehouse an ideal way to celebrate the all-year grilling season. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Eight Row Flint hosts new burger throwdown," 21 May 2018 Once stored in an icehouse, the blocks of ice were covered with sawdust or straw to help prevent ice blocks from adhering to one another. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Ice 'harvesting' was an important cold cash industry," 29 June 2018 From the icehouse to the auction house, a pall hangs over the fabled wharves in New Bedford. David Abel,, "Months after the Codfather went to prison, economic misery persists in New Bedford," 7 May 2018 And every juice house and icehouse, as bars are known around here, loads up the jukebox with country blues. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "The Latest and Greatest in Crime Fiction," 29 Sep. 2017 Three of the harbor's seven icehouses were located at the base of Federal Hill. Baltimore Sun,, "Now-and-then pictures: Inner Harbor," 17 Aug. 2017 So advertises the website of the BBC, which is running a two-part documentary on the scientific quest for the coldest temperature conceivable — a quest that started in the days of alchemy and icehouses and continues in modern physics labs. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "The Holy Grail of Absolute Zero," 25 July 2007

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First Known Use of icehouse

1666, in the meaning defined above

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