Definitions for iglooˈɪg lu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. igloo, iglu(noun)

    an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome


  1. igloo(Noun)

    A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.

  2. igloo(Noun)

    A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.

  3. Origin: From iglu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Igloo(noun)

    an Eskimo snow house

  2. Igloo(noun)

    a cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice


  1. Igloo

    An igloo or snowhouse is a type of shelter built of snow, originally built by the Inuit. Although igloos are usually associated with all Inuit, they were predominantly constructed by people of Canada's Central Arctic and Greenland's Thule area. Other Inuit people tended to use snow to insulate their houses, which were constructed from whalebone and hides. Snow is used because the air pockets trapped in it make it an insulator. On the outside, temperatures may be as low as −45 °C (−49 °F), but on the inside the temperature may range from −7 °C (19 °F) to 16 °C (61 °F) when warmed by body heat alone.

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