iceman

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Etymology[edit]

ice +‎ -man

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iceman (plural icemen)

  1. A person who trades in ice.
  2. A man who is skilled in travelling upon ice, as among glaciers.
    • 1862, Edward Shirley Kennedy, Peaks, passes, and glaciers (volume 1, page 241)
      We were accompanied by our two guides, Jean Baptiste Croz and Michel Croz, of Chamounix, two capital icemen, and worthy fellows.
  3. (slang) An assassin.
  4. (slang) One who is cool under pressure.

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