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

Examples of iceman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ötzi the iceman, who roamed around what’s now known as Italy, met his unfortunate end 5,300 years ago when he was murdered on the icy mountaintops. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, 3 Mar. 2021 The original iceman, Swarbrick is the owner of Ellsworth, Wis.-based Ice Occasions Midwest, a company that creates ice sculptures for catering companies, pro sports teams, event management and Fortune 500 companies. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Their dad, Glenmore Style, the son of an English immigrant, worked as a Martin County iceman, cutting lake ice six days a week in the winter, wrapping it in sawdust and delivering the frozen slabs in the summer. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 29 Aug. 2020 My dad was an iceman and bartended part-time at the M&E Tavern on Scranton Road. Marc Bona, cleveland, 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, 30 Nov. 2019 These icemen start with tap water, which flows through a five-step filtration system that peels away impurities. Phillip Valys,, 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, 19 July 2019 He is known as remote, and his cool reserve plays to both of his reputations: technocrat and iceman. Karl Vick, Time, 27 June 2019

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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 13 Jun. 2021.

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