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chill·​er ˈchi-lər How to pronounce chiller (audio)
: one that chills
: an eerie or frightening story of murder, violence, or the supernatural


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Examples of chiller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The chiller weighs 78 pounds but does thankfully have wheels. Emily Peck, WIRED, 23 Apr. 2024 Sure, some of them are creaky, old-fashioned chillers — and what’s wrong with that? Katie Rife,, 12 Mar. 2024 Though EVs don’t have engines, their inverters, chillers, heat pumps, and other components have to go somewhere. Tim Stevens, The Verge, 1 Mar. 2024 The other day an acquaintance turned me onto something called the Beer & Brewing podcast, and I’ve since been schooled on the nuances of chillers in beer production. Vulture, 25 Jan. 2024 In addition, each yacht has an impressive fuel capacity that enables transatlantic crossings, noise technology that dramatically reduces sound, and an A/C system with chillers that can operate at 150 percent capacity for fast refreshment. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024 Other replacement components include chillers, water filtration, and cooling towers. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb. 2024 The September 2023 plan recommended efficiency level standards for refrigerators and freezers, beverage and wine chillers, dishwashers, stoves, clothes washers and clothes dryers — the DOE has now adopted standards for stoves and refrigerators. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 29 Jan. 2024 Each set, in a velvet sack, includes two 1.5-inch-diameter chillers that keep drinks cold without watering them down. Amy Schlinger,, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chiller was in 1798

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“Chiller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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