cook·​er | \ ˈku̇-kər \

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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Synonyms for cooker


cookstove, range

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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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Freestanding models range from small tabletop cookers to substantial wheeled carts. John Loecke, ELLE Decor, "Shopping Guide: Outdoor Grills," 3 Apr. 2010 On the table were dozens of dirty needles, small water bottles and cookers. Danica Coto, The Seattle Times, "Growing opioid crisis adds to Puerto Rico’s problems," 7 Jan. 2019 There are even multi-crock cookers which work beautifully on a buffet (hello, Thanksgiving sides!). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "16 Best Slow Cookers That Do All the Hard Work for You," 1 Nov. 2018 Serve the roast straight for the slow-cooker or pile high on buns for sandwiches. Susan Selasky, sacbee, "Heed the warming, cooks | The Sacramento Bee," 16 Jan. 2018 The bad: Other than the Wi-Fi, the Anova’s latest precision cooker isn’t much different than its predecessor, the Anova Precision Cooker with Bluetooth., The Seattle Times, "4 of the best high-tech small appliances," 13 Sep. 2018 The cooker has made its name by combining the functions of a slow cooker, rice maker, steamer and more, depending on the model, into a single appliance. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "This Instant Pot model is overheating and melting. Here's what you should know.," 24 Feb. 2018 The Instant Pot is normally $79, but it's being offered right now for $58, and for the 6 quart, 8-in-1 programmable multi-cooker, that's a pretty legit savings. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "ALERT! This Instant Pot Is Under $60 For A Limited Time," 30 Oct. 2018 This multi-cooker, whose sales have doubled every year since 2011, has an enthusiastic and fanatic following. Cathy Deimeke, USA TODAY, "Ask a Doc: What can I do to make healthy eating fun and easy for my kids?," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of cooker

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cooker was in 1884

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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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