Definitions for iglooˈɪg lu
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an Eskimo dwelling usu. built of blocks of hard snow and shaped like a dome.
Origin of igloo:
1855–60; < Inuit iglu house
an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.
Origin: From iglu.
an Eskimo snow house
a cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice
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.
Translations for igloo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an Eskimo hut, usually built of blocks of snow.
- كوخ أسكيموArabic
- igluPortuguese (BR)
- das IgluGerman
- ιγκλού (παγοκαλύβα)Greek
- کلبه اسکیموییFarsi
- एस्किमो की झोपड़ीHindi
- iglù, iglooItalian
- iglu, eskimosu ledus būdaLatvian
- igloo, snøhytteNorwegian
- کلبه اسکیموییPersian
- د واوره خونهPashto
- igloo, Eskimo kulübesiTurkish
- 伊努特人(或愛斯基摩人)的雪屋Chinese (Trad.)
- اسکیمو قوم کی گنبد نما جھونپڑیUrdu
- lều tuyếtVietnamese
- 因纽特人的圆顶茅屋，圆顶建筑Chinese (Simp.)
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