cooler

noun
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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Synonyms for cooler

Synonyms

bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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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

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This fabric is designed to pull the sweat away from your skin, which keeps your skin cooler. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "5 tips for exercising outdoors in warm weather," 9 Sep. 2019 The guests carried coolers, inflatables, and beach chairs, items for an all-day excursion - the very activities Norris and town officials discourage. Dennis Hohenberger, courant.com, "Volunteers Scour Scantic River Park For Annual Cleanup," 5 Sep. 2019 Tomorrow: Cloudy and cooler, a few showers possible late. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid today with a few late-day storms possible; much cooler tomorrow and Friday," 4 Sep. 2019 The low winds reduced the upwelling of cooler, nutrient rich waters at the ocean depths to the surface. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "Poor Farallon Islands bird breeding season prompts alarm," 2 Sep. 2019 Following a cooler, wetter spring, the organic Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss is just reaching its peak peach harvest, a little later in the summer. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 The plan is to load up the truck with bikes, a cooler, a sleeping bag and a Dutch oven and head to the hills. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "10-day bike trip: Adventurous vacation, or test run for a simpler life?," 22 Aug. 2019 No coolers, no glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn and the adjacent park areas. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Summer's not over yet! Don't miss these free outdoor movies and concerts in Louisville," 20 Aug. 2019 However, our state also has some cooler, wetter summers when little or no smoke chokes the air. Nancy Fresco, The Conversation, "Huge wildfires in the Arctic and far North send a planetary warning," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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cooler

noun

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

cooler

noun
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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