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

Definition of icehouse

: a building in which ice is made or stored

Examples of icehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The building, an old icehouse along the railroad tracks, also houses condos, a climbing gym and the Wasena City Tap Room — one of the 30 wineries, breweries and meaderies (yes, that’s a thing) in the Roanoke Valley. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Outside, several outbuildings were built on the 17-acre property, including an icehouse, a library, a boathouse and gardeners’ cottages. Jaci Conry, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2020 Sullivan can recall the thrilling chill of her dad's icehouse and the burgers her mother would fry up in a cast-iron skillet on summer trips to the lakes around Fairmont. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 29 Aug. 2020 The building is more than 100 years old and has housed an icehouse, a train station and a dive bar. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 21 Feb. 2020 There’s no need for an icehouse to be overly spacious. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 21 Jan. 2020 Elsewhere on the grounds is an artesian well, three ponds -- one stocked with catfish -- two barns, storage facilities, corrals and a pavilion that doubles as an icehouse. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, 12 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of icehouse

1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Icehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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