Definitions

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

  • n. A man who cuts, sells, or delivers ice.
  • n. Slang A hired killer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who trades in ice.
  • n. A man who is skilled in travelling upon ice, as among glaciers.
  • n. An assassin.
  • n. One who is cool under pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who is skilled in traveling upon ice, as among glaciers.
  • n. One who deals in ice; one who retails or delivers ice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man skilled in traveling upon ice.
  • n. One who is engaged in the industry of gathering and storing ice for commercial or domestic uses; a dealer in ice; also, one who distributes ice to customers.
  • n. An official whose duty it is to keep the ice on a skating-pond in order and to assist those who meet with accidents while skating. See ice-muster, 2.

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

  • n. a professional killer
  • n. someone who cuts and delivers ice

Etymologies

ice +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was from watching the Stooges that I learned who the iceman was and what he cameth for, that people used to listen to the radio instead of watching television, that a dime would buy you a cup of coffee and a piece of pie, that there were still horse-drawn delivery wagons working in the streets, and that men wore suits everywhere, even in the unemployment line.

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  • Back in the day when people used iceboxes to keep food cold, the iceman was a constant visitor in everyone's home, but once refrigerators became affordable, the iceman went the way of the Dodo bird.

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  • Come to think of it, that would be quite a match up; the iceman is a monster, but do you think he could take out alexander the great's most decorated warrior in full battle regalia (i.e. javelin, armor, sword)?

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  • I wonder if his old girlfriend gave him the name "iceman"?

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  • Now "iceman" means somebody cold enough to just up and kill some poor son of bitch outright without any forethought or reason--"The man's got ice, man."

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  • I think I'm going to call you the "iceman" from now on.

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  • The tours, led by "iceman" Bo Shaffer, will take curious festival-goers to the Tuff Shed where the body of "Grandpa" Bredo Morstoel is cooled to 60 degrees below zero.

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  • Miller Switzerland's "iceman", Carlo Janka, the 23-year-old wonderkid, is 0.6 down at the second split despite skiing now in patchy sunshine, the best conditions so far, but is well adrift.

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  • In the movie 'iceman' with Timothy Hutton, an anthropolotist sits at a camp fire with a caveman revived from 25000 years ago.

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  • When this "iceman" died 5,300 years ago, the crevise he died in was lower than the level of the glacier that would later form.

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