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 In that pressure-cooker of an environment, Miller was developing a reputation as a closer who delivered results. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Washington's new 'Indispensable Man'," 22 Apr. 2021 This appliance also doubles as a slow-cooker, a dehydrator and even an oven for things like cheesecakes and bundt cakes. Lizzy Briskin,, "Best kitchen essentials 2021," 14 Apr. 2021 That's a pretty great price for this adorable multi-cooker, which is the perfect size for whipping up a side dish or dinner for two. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "The wildly popular Instant Pot Duo Nova is on sale for $50 today," 7 Apr. 2021 Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan planted pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260, including 17 who lost limbs. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court to Consider Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence," 22 Mar. 2021 With a timeless design this cooker can take up real estate on your stovetop or sit in the cabinet, saving space all the while. Laura Denby, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Compact Kitchen Gadgets to Save Space and Elevate Your Cooking," 21 Apr. 2021 The result is a fairly ingenious spin on the series; while the pressure-cooker competition element is lost, the format allows more time for Mary and Paul to show off their skills, and to playfully jab at each other. New York Times, "Watch These 11 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in April," 7 Apr. 2021 Designed for precision cooking, the sous vide cooker takes the guesswork out of cooking steak. Angela Watson,, "How to cook steak," 17 Mar. 2021 For egg lovers out there, there’s no easier way to scramble, hard boil, soft boil or poach eggs than with this Dash egg cooker. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "Health and fitness gift ideas for anyone obsessed with working out," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cooker

1780, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 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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