from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Inuit or Eskimo dwelling, especially a dome-shaped winter dwelling built of blocks of packed snow.
- n. A dome-shaped structure or building.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
- n. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Eskimo snow house.
- n. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the Eskimos, a dome-shaped hut, usually built of shaped blocks of hard snow, with a window made of a slab of ice.
- n. Hence — The excavation which a seal makes in the snow over its breathing-hole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
Inuit iglu, house.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Inuktitut iglu (ᐃᒡᓗ). (Wiktionary)