freez·​er | \ ˈfrē-zər How to pronounce freezer (audio) \

Definition of freezer

: one that freezes or keeps cool especially : a compartment, room, or device for freezing food or keeping it frozen

Examples of freezer in a Sentence

Don't forget to put the ice cream back in the freezer.

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The gunman was pinned against the freezer and the gun was knocked from his hand. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "RFK gunned down at Ambassador, 1993," 30 May 2018 Liquid meth that was cooling was located in the freezer and residuals on roasting pans were found in the kitchen. Fox News, "Mom, 25, is 'CEO' of huge Minnesota meth trafficking ring, prosecutors say," 10 May 2018 Our favorite piece from the microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe collection is the set of four mini-cocottes. Ana Calderone,, "Le Creuset's New Collection Is Affordable and Adorable," 4 May 2018 Indian women stand outside the house where a 46-year-old Subhabrata Majumdar had allegedly kept his mother’s body in a freezer for almost three years while collecting her monthly pension payments in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 6, 2018. Washington Post, "India police arrest man for keeping mother’s body in freezer," 6 Apr. 2018 In less than 20 seconds, the water becomes too warm for this trick to work, so repeat quickly with the other bottles in the freezer for icy fun! Liz Braatz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Make winter fun with snowy science experiments and Discovery World's snow day event," 8 Dec. 2017 Serve half the batch with dinner and save the rest—it can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy," 30 Aug. 2017 Take two ice cubes in your freezer, and very quickly — so as to not heat any part of them to their melting point — stack them on top of each another. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019 Transfer mixture to a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan or 2-quart freezer-safe container. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread-Chocolate Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of freezer

1824, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of freezer

: a device or room for freezing food or keeping it frozen


freez·​er | \ ˈfrē-zər How to pronounce freezer (audio) \

Kids Definition of freezer

: a compartment or room used to freeze food or keep it frozen

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