Igloo meaning

ĭglo͝o
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A house made of blocks of snow, such as those built by the Inuit.
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A dome-shaped structure or building.
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An Eskimo house or hut, usually dome-shaped and built of blocks of packed snow.
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Any dome-shaped building, esp. one used for storage.
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A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
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(zoology) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.
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Origin of igloo

  • Inuit iglu house, igloo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Inuktitut iglu (ᐃᒡᓗ).

    From Wiktionary