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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Inside are either ready-to-eat meals that need only heating or slow-cooker meals that can be cooked in three to eight hours, depending on the setting and how gung-ho your particular appliance is. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Good to Go: Kettle Range Meat Co. on State Street has top-notch takeout," 22 May 2018 Part of this player selection is knowing the mental piece, as well - what a player has done in the [pressure] cooker. Steven Goff,, "U.S. women's soccer is one year from the World Cup. It seems closer for coach Jill Ellis.," 12 July 2018 Each cooker can cut the gathering of wood or cow-dung (still used in over half of all households, and mainly foraged by women) by up to an hour a day. The Economist, "Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home," 5 July 2018 Crock Pot, the company that's synonymous with slow cookers, has launched a new multi-cooker to compete with the Instant Pot. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Instant Pot recalls cooker over potential fire hazard," 2 Mar. 2018 Communication breakdowns and a pressure-cooker environment in emergency departments, where life-or-death decisions often have to be made within minutes, also contribute to misunderstandings, other experts said. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 14 June 2018 Those are monstrous numbers rarely seen in the pressure-cooker of a Game 7. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "LeBron James: One man stands in the Warriors’ way," 30 May 2018 With just a push of a button, your weekday dinner is taken care of as the chili cooks away in the slow-cooker. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "A yearning for Bootlegger Beans," 10 July 2018 The restaurant at 3204 Frankfort Avenue is known for the big cookers sitting out in front of the restaurant and belching hickory smoke into the air. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "After an extensive taste test, here are the best BBQ ribs in Louisville," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of cooker

1884, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to cooker

pasta cooker

rice cooker

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The first known use of cooker was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of cooker

: a piece of equipment that is used to cook food

: a large piece of kitchen equipment that consists of an oven and a stove

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