cold storage

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of cold storage

1 : storage (as of food) in a cold place for preservation
2 : a condition of being held or continued without being acted on : abeyance

Examples of cold storage in a Sentence

  1. food that has been taken out of cold storage

  2. the president's domestic programs had been in cold storage while he attended to a string of international crises

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First Known Use of cold storage

1877

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of cold storage for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being kept in a cold place for later use


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