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.
Recent Examples on the Web Directions Up to 12 hours before serving, put the rice, oats, barley and farina in a 6-to-10-cup rice cooker. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022 In just 15 minutes, this microwave rice cooker makes a fluffy batch of rice to pair with their protein. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 2 Aug. 2022 Kate Kassin had the Zojirushi rice cooker at the top of her wishlist for this Prime Day. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 The most recent developments at the distillery include 14 new maturation warehouses, 12 new fermenters, a new cooker and the visitor center expanding to triple its original size. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2022 The two day cooking competition using a ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker called, ‘The Big Green Egg’. The Courier-Journal, 3 July 2022 Cinnamon rolls can be cooked on the fire, too by placing them in a cast iron pie cooker. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2022 Whitcomb had just graduated from a pressure-cooker high school in Virginia and was struggling to balance a heavy class load and a part-time job during her first term. Dan Koeppel, Outside Online, 5 Sep. 2019 Florence refused to reconnect it, so Martha had to make do with a microwave, a rice cooker, and an air fryer. Bryce Covert, The New Republic, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cooker

1780, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2022

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“Cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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