Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A man skilled in traveling upon ice.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a professional killer
  • noun someone who cuts and delivers ice

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ice +‎ -man

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.

    History lessons from Larry, Moe, and Curly

  • 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.

    To E-book or not E-book?

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

  • 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)?

    Vegas Pop Blog

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