Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a machine that resurfaces the ice in an ice rink.

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  • n. An ice resurfacing machine used to groom skating rinks, especially for professional use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trademark for a machine that smooths the ice in an ice-skating rink

Etymologies

From the surname of the inventor, Frank J. Zamboni, and his brand of such machines. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For Canadians, the Zamboni is a never-ending source of amusement and amazement.

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  • How our child remembered the word "Zamboni" is totally beyond us.

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  • A Zamboni is that huge tank-like thing they drive around to even out the ice during halftime at a hockey game.

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  • "I just heard the word Zamboni last month," adds Ssembeguya, 35.

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  • "Zamboni" - but she was hockey mad from the first time she was able to stand on skates and hold a stick at the same time.

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  • A Zamboni is a rideable machine that resurfaces the ice on a skating rink, smoothing out the grooves made by skaters.

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  • The federal government says it is ready to accept proposals for clinical trials of a controversial multiple sclerosis treatment known as the Zamboni procedure.

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  • Doctors, however, say their hands are tied: Many have reservations about the experimental therapy advanced by Italian doctor Paolo Zamboni, which is not approved in Canada and has yet to undergo rigorous clinical trials.

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  • The government has been under heavy pressure to fund a procedure known as the Zamboni treatment, which is not sanctioned in Canada.

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  • Both Ssembeguya and Jaikaran are proud to drive the Zamboni, which is of the small-town persuasion - a green tractor with a Zamboni attachment.

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