ice box

   1. American
   a prison
   Originally a cell used for solitary confinement, where you were sent to cool down. Also as ice-house:
    A prisoner went to the 'ice-box' or solitary... (Lavine, 1930)
    ... three days in the icehouse... (Chandler, 1953)
   2. American
   a mortuary
   This usage has survived the refrigeration of mortuaries:
    He's got seven stiffs down there in the ice box. (Diehl, 1978)

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  • Ice box — Ice Ice ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ice Box — may refer to the following:*An icehouse or icebox. *Ice Box (song), A song by Omarion. *Ice Box (arena), an arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. *The Ice Box, a popular ice skating rink near Scranton, Pennsylvania. * Ice Box (magazine) , a literary… …   Wikipedia

  • ice|box — «YS BOKS», noun. 1. = refrigerator. (Cf. ↑refrigerator) 2. an insulated box in which to keep food cooled with ice: »Put the meat and salad in the icebox (New Yorker). ╂[American English < ice + box1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice-box — compartment for freezing, freezer, ice closet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ice-box — see icebox …   English dictionary

  • ice-box —  Refrigerator, or the coldest part of one …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • ice·box — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ice Box (song) — Infobox Single Name = Ice Box Artist = Omarion featuring Timbaland from Album = 21 Released = October 31, 2006 (U.S.) March 5, 2007 (UK) Format = Digital download, CD single Recorded = 2006 Genre = R B Length = 4:16 Label = Epic Records/Sony… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice Box (arena) — The Ice Box is a 5,010 seat multi purpose arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was adapted for hockey upon the Lincoln Stars (a junior ice hockey team) arrival in 1997. The Ice Box is located at 1800 State Fair Park Drive, on the Nebraska State Fair… …   Wikipedia

  • Lemon ice box pie — is a dessert consisting of lemon juice, eggs, and condensed milk in a pie crust, frequently made of graham crackers and butter. Its preparation is very similar to that of Key lime pie, with lime juice replaced in the recipe by lemon juice.… …   Wikipedia

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