ice·​man | \ ˈīs-ˌman How to pronounce iceman (audio) \

Definition of iceman

1 : a man skilled in traveling on ice
2 : one who sells or delivers ice

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Recent Examples on the Web My dad was an iceman and bartended part-time at the M&E Tavern on Scranton Road. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Jim’s Steak House: Readers’ memories flood back about classic restaurant," 17 May 2020 There was a groundswell, too, that the new Woods was a more open, more approachable figure than the aloof iceman at the height of his powers. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Tiger Woods: A tumultuous 10 years from scandal to redemption," 30 Nov. 2019 These icemen start with tap water, which flows through a five-step filtration system that peels away impurities. Phillip Valys,, "Nice ice, baby: Fancy ‘clear ice’ taking South Florida cocktails to cooler heights," 26 July 2019 As the iceman chipped away at the ice, kids would get the shards of ice that fell off the back of the truck. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The Penny Ice Fund was a lifesaver for Indianapolis' needy," 19 July 2019 He is known as remote, and his cool reserve plays to both of his reputations: technocrat and iceman. Karl Vick, Time, "Is Rwanda's Paul Kagame a Strongman, a Technocrat, or Something in Between?," 27 June 2019 Everyone there was eager to see Washington’s return to Broadway, but not as eager as the non- ticket–holding fans, who formed a scrum outside the stage door, wielding their iPhones in hopes of getting a selfie with the iceman himself. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Fans Go Wild for Denzel Washington at the Broadway Opening of The Iceman Cometh," 27 Apr. 2018 Her wealthy husband finally realized the cause of the high cost and canceled the iceman’s visits. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Despite mild winter, Treasure Valley fruit trees likely are doing OK | Idaho Statesman," 21 Feb. 2018 Researchers even think Ötzi the iceman, the most famous glacier mummy, likely emerged due to the warming climate. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of iceman

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Iceman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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