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1. an Eskimo house, being a dome-shaped hut usually built of blocks of hard snow.
2. Informal.any dome-shaped construction thought to resemble an igloo: immense silos topped with steel igloos.
3. Mil.a dome-shaped building for the storage of rockets or other munitions.
4. an excavation made by a seal in the snow over its breathing hole in the ice. Also,ig'lu.
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