chill·​er | \ ˈchi-lər How to pronounce chiller (audio) \

Definition of chiller

1 : one that chills
2 : an eerie or frightening story of murder, violence, or the supernatural

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Most projects were finished last summer but some have been ongoing, such as replacement of an air-conditioning chiller at Hammock Pointe Elementary in West Boca, which was completed this month. Lois K. Solomon,, "Palm Beach schools get first repairs. Here's what's ahead.," 19 Feb. 2018 Ideally located between the stairs and family room is a wet bar with a sink and wine chiller. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "New West University Place home offers open plan, flexible design," 15 Apr. 2018 Hardly a day goes by that something isn’t going wrong with Metro: track fires, train delays, questionable inspection reports and chillers not chilling. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Back2Good with yoga pants and Twitter rants: A talk with Metro’s marketer in chief on the role of PR," 14 May 2018 Once upon a time menswear was considered womenswear’s low-key cousin: fewer shows, chiller vibes, with much less at stake. Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019 His last day as a chiller plant operator at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia had been set for Sunday, Dec. 30. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "As Government Shutdown Continues, Workers’ Worries—and Bills—Grow," 1 Jan. 2019 The astronauts did this on July 12 using the Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus, and all-purpose heater/chiller used for various biological experiments. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Why There Are Sperm Swimming Around at the Space Station," 16 July 2018 The property features air shafts that provide ventilation to the Red Line tunnel, and the building has huge industrial chillers on the roof that pump in cool air to the Gallery Place, Judiciary Square and Archives-Navy Memorial stations. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro seeks buyer for downtown D.C. headquarters," 12 July 2018 The system helps Staples Center’s air conditioning system run more efficiently and lowers the humidity inside so that the chillers don’t need to run as hard to keep the ice frozen. Ronald D. White,, "How Staples Center and the Kings learned to make ice from thin air," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of chiller

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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