freez·​er ˈfrē-zər How to pronounce freezer (audio)
: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Then, cool completely before heading to the fridge or freezer. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Keep in Mind It should only be stored for up to two weeks in the freezer. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 Want to stash a whole ready-to-bake pie in the freezer? Becky Krystal, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Make the cranberry galette: Place metal blade of a food processor in freezer for 20 minutes. Aleksandra Crapanzano / Photographs By F. Martin Ramin/the Wall Street Journal, Food Styling By Kim Ramin , WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 The model also gives a sneak peek inside the fridge and freezer, which is stocked with Cosmic Bliss ice cream. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Everything can go from freezer to table in around 20 minutes, which makes this perfect for people who are busy, but only like freshly-baked bread. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 3 Nov. 2023 This holiday season, skip the last-minute shopping flurry and leave the holiday ham in your freezer. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2023 The larger one remained in the freezer, not yet iced and still in separate tiers. Joan Niesen, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freezer was in 1824

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“Freezer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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freez·​er ˈfrē-zər How to pronounce freezer (audio)
: a compartment, device, or room for freezing food or keeping it frozen

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