One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who sells or delivers ice.
- ‘The major difference between icemen and mountaineer axes is that the blades are at right angles to each other and that generally the hook end on a mountaineer's axe is notched for better handling power.’
- ‘Much horse-and-cart busyness went on: milkman, baker and iceman all came by cart, and for us children it was vital to follow the iceman in order to pick up icechips from the street and suck them.’
- ‘The recent cold weather is nothing new to the Truckee area, in fact, in the late 1800s the cold temperatures were highly anticipated by the Truckee River icemen.’
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