igloo definition

  • noun:
    • An Inuit or Eskimo home, specially a dome-shaped winter dwelling built of obstructs of packed snow.
    • A dome-shaped construction or building.
    • 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 gap in water ice.
    • An Eskimo snowfall home.
    • A cavity, or excavation, manufactured in the snowfall by a seal, over its respiration hole into the ice.
    • Among the list of Eskimos, a dome-shaped hut, typically built of shaped blocks of difficult snowfall, with a window manufactured from a slab of ice.
    • thus — The excavation which a seal tends to make in the snowfall over its breathing-hole.
    • an Eskimo hut; frequently built of obstructs (of sod or snow) by means of a dome

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