cool·​er | \ ˈkü-lər How to pronounce cooler (audio) \

Definition of cooler

1 : one that cools: such as
a : a container for cooling liquids
2 : lockup, jail especially : a cell for violent or unmanageable prisoners
3 : an iced drink usually with an alcoholic beverage as a base

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Examples of cooler in a Sentence

The sodas are in the cooler. plea-bargained to avoid spending time in the cooler
Recent Examples on the Web La Niña is a natural climate cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "La Niña forms, could worsen hurricanes and wildfires," 11 Sep. 2020 Mostly cloudy and turning cooler, with a 90% chance of widespread strong thunderstorms. Dallas News, "Warm Labor Day before a strong cold front arrives," 6 Sep. 2020 The original generator is now an alternator, Mederer has added an oil cooler, modern Sears radial tires have replaced original 6.70-by-15.0-inch bias-ply rubber, and ignition-wire shielding is missing in action. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette vs 1982 Chevrolet Corvette," 31 Aug. 2020 That’s a big change from a typical dual-fan blower cooler, which simply forces air in over fin stacks of a GPU and then hopes the case itself has enough raw air flow to deal with the heat generated. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Nvidia teases GeForce RTX 3090 design tweaks with radical new cooler, 12-pin power," 26 Aug. 2020 However, the state’s grid operator, the California Independent System Operator, didn’t institute any shut-offs Monday evening, citing consumers conserving energy and cooler-than-expected weather. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Trump says Biden climate plans would replicate California blackouts across the country," 18 Aug. 2020 Fill the largest bowl in your kitchen or a 15-quart capacity cooler with ice water. Cathy Barrow, Washington Post, "How to preserve summer tomatoes so you can enjoy them all year long," 26 Aug. 2020 Bring extra sunscreen, snacks, plenty of water, sunglasses, a waterproof bag to stash your cell phone and money, a hat, and a cooler for your food and drinks. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Everything You Need to Know Before Going River Tubing," 23 Aug. 2020 Genevieve is churning offshore as the American West experiences an incredible heat wave with record-breaking temperatures and dozens of fires scorching the terrain -- conditions that have residents there desperate for cooler temperatures and rain. Taylor Ward And Monica Garrett, CNN, "Hurricane warning issued for Baja California as Genevieve aims for a close pass," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cooler

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cooler

cool entry 2 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of cooler was circa 1550

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14 Sep 2020

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“Cooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cooler

: a container for keeping food or drinks cool
US : a cold drink that usually contains alcohol
informal + somewhat old-fashioned : a prison or jail


cool·​er | \ ˈkü-lər How to pronounce cooler (audio) \

Kids Definition of cooler

: a container for keeping food or drinks cool

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