Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Igloo

Igloo, noun ig·loo \ˈi-(ˌ)glü\, plural igloos

  1. : an Eskimo house usually made of sod, wood, or stone when permanent or of blocks of snow or ice in the shape of a dome when built for temporary purposes

    2 : a building or structure shaped like a dome

    Illustration of igloo


Inuit iglu house

First Known Use: 1856

And a bonus: Fifty-five English words for snow (well, snow and related terms)
Tags: i, inuit, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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