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.
Recent Examples on the Web Officials advise people to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible during outages. Michael Cabanatuan,, "PG&E power outages: Here’s what you need to know," 19 Nov. 2019 The kitchen includes a white quartz island, custom Italian cabinetry, a 48-inch Thermador freezer and refrigerator, Wolf range and oven, Miele convection oven and a wine refrigerator., "Gold Coast penthouse with 47-foot terrace: $1.8M," 19 Nov. 2019 Freeze or refrigerate until firm (about 45 minutes in the freezer or 2 hours in fridge). Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cranberry Shortbread," 14 Nov. 2019 The goal is to have at least one freezer in each county. Frank Sargeant, al, "Alabama DCNR cautions hunters on possible CWD in deer," 11 Nov. 2019 The most recent of the three samples used to identify HIV-1 group M subtype L has been sitting in an Abbott freezer since 2001. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "First New HIV Strain in 19 Years Identified," 6 Nov. 2019 By this point in the expedition, Jamieson had made 63 lander deployments, filmed ten terabytes of video, and filled a freezer with animals that would all be donating their DNA to science. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "One Man's Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean," 22 Oct. 2019 Far better-quality wild shrimp have been frozen without chemicals, either onshore soon after harvesting, or on plate freezers while still on the boat. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "What Are We Supposed to Think About Shrimp?," 15 Oct. 2019 Sometimes the magic is more: Liz’s vision of Antarctica leaves real snow on her shoulders and gives her a taste for freezers and dreams of blizzards. Los Angeles Times, "‘Lodge 49’ is too good for this world. Which is exactly why AMC should keep it around," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of freezer

1824, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Freezer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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