chill·​er | \ˈchi-lər \

Definition of chiller 

1 : one that chills

2 : an eerie or frightening story of murder, violence, or the supernatural

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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 The Hellcat comes with a new dual-inlet performance grille, along with standard features including launch assist, after-run chiller and torque reserve. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Dodge unveils 797-horsepower, 200 mph Hellcat Redeye," 28 June 2018 The house also has a drawer dishwasher, outdoor fridge, pool casita, butler's pantry, wine chiller and bread warmer. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Hollywood money manager buys $3.8 million Paradise Valley mansion," 25 June 2018 The decision comes a little over five months after the Air Force awarded a government contract to Boeing, agreeing to pay $23,657,671 to replace two of the five chiller units on the planes used by President Trump. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "Air Force cancels $24 million contract to replace Air Force One’s refrigerators," 5 June 2018 The despoiling of the sacred is in the DNA of Hereditary, an old-fashioned, effectively atmospheric chiller about a woman (Toni Collette) falling apart after the death of her mother. Gary Thompson,, "'Hereditary': Toni Collette is the main attraction of this old school horror movie layered thick with original ideas," 6 June 2018 Friday night is another chiller with lows in the single digits in the outer suburbs to the low teens in the city. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Deep freeze eases slightly today and tomorrow, before the next Arctic attack," 2 Jan. 2018 The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort has sustainable elements that include a solar hot water system, variable speed chillers, LED lighting, motion-sensor lighting controls and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Jill K. Robinson,, "Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of chiller

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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