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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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 The rough-hewn sandals look like something Otzi, the famed iceman found in the Alps, may have worn trudging through the mountains all those millenniums ago. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, sacbee, "Where the border fence meets the sea, a strange beach scene contrasts U.S., Mexico," 4 Sep. 2017 Verdict: Hit Though unlikely, Clement should push to sign Viera even if Gylfi stays - and would be an adequate replacement if the iceman leaves., "Hit or Miss? Taking a Look at Swansea's Rumoured Midfield Targets & Whether They're Worth Signing," 21 July 2017 Thinking there is no time like the present, Bobby gives dating a shot while also continuing to kick butt as Iceman in this start to a new series. Judith Utz, Teen Vogue, "Best Queer Books to Celebrate Pride 2017," 20 June 2017 Iceman's relatives Some Europeans may be part Iceman. Fox News, "10 coolest archaeology discoveries of 2013," 2 Jan. 2014

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First Known Use of iceman

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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