[ig-loo] /ˈɪg lu/
noun, plural igloos.
an Eskimo house, being a dome-shaped hut usually built of blocks of hard snow.
Informal. any dome-shaped construction thought to resemble an igloo:
immense silos topped with steel igloos.
Military. a dome-shaped building for the storage of rockets or other munitions.
an excavation made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice.
noun (pl) -loos, -lus
a dome-shaped Inuit house, usually built of blocks of solid snow
a hollow made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice
1824, Canadian English, from an Eskimo word for “house, dwelling” (cf. Greenlandic igdlo “house”).
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/ɪɡˈnɑːtjɛf/ noun 1. Count Nikolai Pavlovich. 1832–1908, Russian diplomat and politician. As ambassador to Turkey (1864–77), he negotiated the Treaty of San Stefano (1878) ending the Russo-Turkish War