Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A machine, often built into a refrigerator, that freezes water into ice cubes.

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  • noun A device found in a freezer that is used to make ice.

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Examples

  • The DOE standard had a loophole, which arguably allowed them to turn off the icemaker when they tested the energy consumption.

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  • I want ice in mine and of course the icemaker is broken.

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  • Plans and instructions for the bank's contractors, on file with the city, specify the installation of at least one Sub-Zero Inc. refrigerator and icemaker in the renovated space, along with "premium grade" millwork and Madico Inc.

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  • Her icemaker broke when it was only 1 1/2 years old.

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  • Right hand still resting on my head, tendrils of blood leaching from my sheared, sweaty hair and running down the left side of my face, I open the freezer and scoop all the ice from the icemaker.

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  • Donald Wright Sigmund, Prescott's half-brother, was horribly injured when he borrowed his father's SUV to deliver an icemaker to his father's new house and the bomb exploded.

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  • Champagne was chilled and the icemaker filled to the brim.

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  • Elizabeth remembered wandering through the silent house—frightened by the noises from the icemaker, looking up at the sink piled high with dishes, hallways and bedrooms strewn with toys and clothes.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Michael was more than surprised, as much of the ice seemed fresh and clear, as if it had been constantly added to, like a slow icemaker that made clear freezer ice.

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  • Elizabeth remembered wandering through the silent house—frightened by the noises from the icemaker, looking up at the sink piled high with dishes, hallways and bedrooms strewn with toys and clothes.

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