A row of igloos in the mountains.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- an Eskimo house or hut, usually dome-shaped and built of blocks of packed snow
- any dome-shaped building, esp. one used for storage
Origin: Esk igdlu, snow house
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noun pl. ig·loos
- An Inuit or Eskimo dwelling, especially a dome-shaped winter dwelling built of blocks of packed snow.
- A dome-shaped structure or building.
Origin: Inuit iglu, house.