igloo

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noun ig·loo \ˈi-(ˌ)glü\

Definition of igloo

plural

igloos

  1. 1 :  an Eskimo house usually made of sod, wood, or stone when permanent or of blocks of snow or ice in the shape of a dome when built for temporary purposes

  2. 2 :  a building or structure shaped like a dome

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Origin and Etymology of igloo

Inuit iglu house


First Known Use: 1856

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IGLOO Defined for English Language Learners

igloo

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Definition of igloo for English Language Learners

  • : a house made of blocks of snow or ice in the form of a dome


IGLOO Defined for Kids

igloo

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noun ig·loo \ˈi-glü\

Definition of igloo for Students

plural

igloos

  1. :  a house often made of blocks of snow and shaped like a dome



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