Definitions

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

  • n. A place where ice is made, stored, or sold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deep cellar or outdoor building used for the storage of ice; sometimes also used to store food at low temperature

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a close-covered pit or building for storing ice.
  • n. a building used for storing ice, especially one built partly below ground and insulated so as to preserve ice obtained during the winter from frozen lakes or rivers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A structure, usually with double walls, packed between with sawdust or some similar non-conducting material, used for the storage of ice.

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

  • n. a house for storing ice

Etymologies

ice + house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The weathering of the mountains pulled carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, causing the opposite of a greenhouse effect -- an "icehouse" effect.

    She's so sweet the honeybees swarm around her mouth.

  • Combined, the cores tell the story of Antarctica's transition from an ice-free, warm, greenhouse world to an ice-covered, cold, dry "icehouse" world.

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  • Gathering this information from cores has allowed Katz to develop important theories on one of the most recent and dramatic climate change events that has occurred in recent geologic history - the transition from the greenhouse climate of the Eocene epoch to the "icehouse" or glacial conditions of the Oligocene epoch approximately 33.5 million years ago.

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  • The most likely source is Windsor Castle's icehouse, built in 1670 and used for keeping the royal household's supply of fish, game, poultry, wine and butter cool for the summer.

    Weatherwatch: Queen Victoria's cooling system

  • Bocanova brings a Latin American flavor to Oakland's Jack London Square waterfront, in a restored 1920s icehouse that is as eclectic as it is spacious.

    Bocanova

  • Studying these past periods, when the Earth flipped from an "icehouse" state to a "greenhouse" state, will provide vital clues to how the planet is responding to continued greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, the report says.

    Report: Peer into the 'deep past' to divine future warming

  • In the early '80s Rubin felt that a vintage Ferrari he purchased had been "over-restored," so he leased an old icehouse in Southampton and began supervising the restoration and maintenance of the cars himself.

    The Court of Modernism

  • It was then that Rubin leased the icehouse and began personally supervising the cars' restoration.

    The Court of Modernism

  • His brother (after two weeks of my urging) finally checked the old icehouse.

    Beautifully Arranged

  • Some days would find him returning to the cold comfort of the old abandoned icehouse near the beach with several bags of things he thought had enough value to be hefted and carried home.

    Beautifully Arranged

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