cook·​er | \ ˈku̇-kər How to pronounce cooker (audio) \

Definition of cooker

: one that cooks: such as
a : a utensil, device, or apparatus for cooking
b : a person who tends a cooking process : cook
c British : stove

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Examples of cooker in a Sentence

a portable gas-fired cooker that's perfect for camping trips Dad was the traditional cooker of the big Sunday breakfast.
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First Known Use of cooker

1780, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jul 2021

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“Cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cooker

US : a piece of equipment that is used to cook food
British : a large piece of kitchen equipment that consists of an oven and a stove

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