igloo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ig'l), [key]
— pl. -loos.
  1. an Eskimo house, being a dome-shaped hut usually built of blocks of hard snow.
  2. any dome-shaped construction thought to resemble an igloo: immense silos topped with steel igloos.
  3. a dome-shaped building for the storage of rockets or other munitions.
  4. an excavation made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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