American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for a machine that resurfaces the ice in an ice rink.
- n. the trademark for a machine that smooths the ice in an ice-skating rink
- From the surname of the inventor, Frank J. Zamboni, and his brand of such machines. (Wiktionary)
“For Canadians, the Zamboni is a never-ending source of amusement and amazement.”
“How our child remembered the word "Zamboni" is totally beyond us.”
“A Zamboni is that huge tank-like thing they drive around to even out the ice during halftime at a hockey game.”
“I just heard the word Zamboni last month," adds Ssembeguya, 35.”
“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.”
“A Zamboni is a rideable machine that resurfaces the ice on a skating rink, smoothing out the grooves made by skaters.”
“The federal government says it is ready to accept proposals for clinical trials of a controversial multiple sclerosis treatment known as the Zamboni procedure.”
“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.”
“The government has been under heavy pressure to fund a procedure known as the Zamboni treatment, which is not sanctioned in Canada.”
“Both Ssembeguya and Jaikaran are proud to drive the Zamboni, which is of the small-town persuasion - a green tractor with a Zamboni attachment.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘Zamboni’.
As the playoffs are on, some Hockey terms, and likely some Canadianisms in here.
Brand names and/ or trademarks that are now used instead or alongside similar products' names.
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