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ice +‎ -man

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NounEdit

iceman (plural icemen)

  1. A person who trades in ice; a person employed to deliver block ice.
  2. A man who is skilled in travelling upon ice, as among glaciers.
    • 1862, Edward Shirley Kennedy, Peaks, passes, and glaciers, volume 1, page 241:
      We were accompanied by our two guides, Jean Baptiste Croz and Michel Croz, of Chamounix, two capital icemen, and worthy fellows.
  3. A human figure carved out of ice.
  4. An ancient human male mummified in ice.
  5. (slang) An assassin.
  6. (slang) One who is cool under pressure.
  7. (dated) A man in attendance at a frozen pond where skating etc. is going on.

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