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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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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During that time spent together, the relationship can deepen, and in the public pressure-cooker that is elite sport emotions can bubble over. Ben Morse, CNN, "Father's Day: Unforgettable dad moments in sport," 15 June 2019 Shops on Royal Carribean and Carnival voyages were regularly stripped bare of everything from Bulgari necklaces to South Korean rice cookers. The Economist, "What slumping demand for cruises says about Chinese tourists," 8 June 2019 Yes, there were 12 live roaches, eight of which were on the floor behind the chest freezer next to the rice cooker and only one of which was in the microwave. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Two-hundred rodent poops. Roaches in a microwave. Why these restaurants failed inspection," 4 June 2019 In addition to advanced robotics and microchips, China 2025 funding will support projects like smart refrigerators, smart rice cookers, and intelligent toilet seat covers, according to state media. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "The China 2025 Bugaboo," 13 Dec. 2018 Police also found a black zippered sunglasses case containing a tweezer, a tin cooker and a rubber tourniquet during a search of the vehicle, according to a police report. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Northern Ozaukee County police report: Students caught 'vaping' at Port Washington H.S.," 24 Jan. 2018 This past September, the slow-cooker game changed forever when Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) released her very own line of Instant Pots. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "The Pioneer Woman Instant Pots Are Majorly on Sale Right Now," 28 Apr. 2019 Prepare this slow-cooker dinner in the morning to come home to a hearty bowl of this spicy chili. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chili," 30 Jan. 2019 Instant pots Instant Pot is the most popular brand name for a fairly new breed of programmable, electric, multi-function cookers. Katie Workman, The Seattle Times, "Which to buy? A slow cooker or Instant Pot?," 29 Mar. 2019

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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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