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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Griffin was implicated in all three rice cooker discoveries, NYPD Sgt. Amir Vera And Laura Ly, CNN, "The man accused of placing rice cookers around New York was arraigned on placing false bomb charges," 18 Aug. 2019 The ticket line moved steadily toward the goal of a roasted chicken meal with all-you-can-eat corn roasted in the husk atop old-fashioned cookers. Lois Szymanski,, "A year after flooding forced cancellation, Union Mills Homestead enjoys sun, crowds at corn roast," 3 Aug. 2019 The family created the nonprofit in memory of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed when pressure-cooker bombs went off near the Marathon finish line in 2013. Shirley Leung,, "Six years after bombings, Martin Richard Foundation reaches a turning point," 1 Sep. 2019 In September 2016, a pressure-cooker bomb went off in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 30 people. Washington Post, "Bail set at $200,000 for NYC subway scare defendant," 18 Aug. 2019 In September 2016, a pressure-cooker bomb went off in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 30 people. Fox News, "New York City police apprehend man wanted in subway pressure cooker scare," 17 Aug. 2019 This is a pressure-cooker environment that will continue to create uncomfortable, inappropriate and unsafe work places unless something is done about it. Ashley Wagner, USA TODAY, "Ashley Wagner: I was sexually assaulted at 17. Here's why I’m telling my story now," 1 Aug. 2019 In our home, rice was boiled in a bag and tossed with margarine, not made in a Cuckoo rice cooker and seasoned with the perfect blend of rice vinegar, salt, and sugar. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appétit, "How Much Kimchi Do I Have to Eat to Stop Feeling Like a Bad Korean?," 3 July 2019 Stir well, then put the bowl in the rice cooker and set to cook. Los Angeles Times, "Hammam Bay Leaf Rice With Soy-Cured Egg Yolks," 24 July 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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