Zamboni

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English[edit]

an ice resurfacing machine

Etymology[edit]

From the surname of the inventor, Frank J. Zamboni, and his brand of such machines.

Zamboni was originally (and may still be) a trademark of Frank J. Zamboni & Co. Inc.. Its use in the general sense is an example of trademark erosion.

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Zamboni (plural Zambonis)

  1. An ice resurfacing machine used to groom skating rinks, especially for professional use.

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