Meaning of “igloo” in the English Dictionary

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"igloo" in British English

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igloonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪɡ.luː/ us /ˈɪɡ.luː/ plural igloos

Examples from literature

  • But they still build igloos when they travel away from home. 
  • Eskimos make fires inside the igloo and the snow keeps the heat in. 
  • The Eskimos cut the ice into squares, and they use these to build the igloo. 
  • You might think it is cold in an igloo, but it isn’t. 

(Definition of “igloo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"igloo" in American English

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igloonoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪɡ·lu/ plural igloos

a circular house made of blocks of hard snow, esp. one built by the Inuit people of northern North America

(Definition of “igloo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)