Meaning of icehouse in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪshaʊs/


  • A building for storing ice, typically one situated partly or wholly underground.

    ‘Instead, his dull eyes flicked disinterestedly from ice house to ice house, noting the plume of smoke drifting from each.’
    • ‘We are on the main line sitting in sight of the old ice house.’
    • ‘Commerce, starting with an ice house, creamery and blacksmith shop, expanded to auto dealers, retail stores, and shopping centers.’
    • ‘He could afford to spend only seven dollars for equipment: he got an electric fan, salt, and ice - and borrowed the corner of an ice house from a friend.’
    • ‘A sum of 1/6 was paid per horse cart or 9d per donkey cart for delivering the ice to the ice house from those pools.’
    • ‘We then load the blocks onto toboggans, haul them to the ice house, and stack and pack them with sawdust on all sides.’
    • ‘I had Becky bring me a glass of ice chunks from the ice house, which I would pop into my mouth and suck on.’
    • ‘He said the problem appeared to relate to a septic tank serving a number of premises in the area of the ice house and Judds Quay.’
    • ‘Nor was I the one who spent days shivering in an ice house because I couldn't suss out the central heating system.’
    • ‘Pass some lochans, looking out for an old ice house on your left, before the path rises in front of Flowerdale House.’
    • ‘Elliott hopes that the ice house will be preserved as some kind of heritage and tourist attraction.’
    • ‘Based in a former ice house, the Watson empire lies behind a nondescript glass door.’
    • ‘What's a little funky about this ice house is that it isn't meant for fishing.’
    • ‘They learnt how to keep it for quite a long time by building ice houses, with a dome, which looked like igloos.’
    • ‘In early March, Police Chief Gene Hill estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 ice houses were set up on nearby Lake Mille Lacs.’