from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of domestic ice-chamber having apartments for the ice and the provisions, the food-chamber being cooled by air conducted to it from the ice-box, or by the cold side of the latter, which forms a part of the inclosure of the food-chamber; a refrigerator.

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

  • n. a refrigerator for cooling liquids


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  • I started to tell him about my experience breaking into Legion’s house, but instead I opened the ice chest and took out two fried-oyster po’-boy sandwiches and handed one to him.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Her finger shifted toward a laughing hulk of a man digging into the ice chest to fish out two beers, passing one to Crusty.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Even allowed herself the pleasure of following his leap from the pool, his loose-hipped stride to the ice chest illuminated by a halogen lamp and crescent moon.

    Strategic Engagement

  • I MapBlast directions to Robyns apartment, load a small ice chest with soda, to fight the wah-wahs sure to strike on my way home.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Because we looked so humble, Tolliver lugging the ice chest and me carrying our overnight bags, we managed to escape the attention of the news crew until we were pulling out of the parking lot.

    Grave Surprise

  • It was annoying, even frustrating, to picture Zander with his latest trophy — probably bundled neatly into a gold-plated ice chest — calling cheerfully ahead to the dockmaster and ordering the boat fueled, and then strolling nonchalantly down the dock while two grunting Wackenhuts put the chest on board his boat and waved a respectful good-bye.

    Dexter in the Dark


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