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Meaning of icebox

ice•box

Pronunciation: (īs'boks"), [key]
— n.
  1. an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for ice, used for preserving or cooling food, beverages, etc.
  2. an electric or gas refrigerator.
  3. an enclosed area in the bottom of a vessel through which sea water can be pumped up for use in the condenser in icy waters.
  4. an isolation cell in a prison.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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