freez·​er | \ ˈfrē-zər \

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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Absorb odors by storing an open box of baking soda in the fridge and freezer. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odors in Your House," 29 Nov. 2018 Other tips include putting refrigerators and freezers on the coldest-possible option, and avoiding windows. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence strengthens in Atlantic: Tips to prepare for the storm," 12 Sep. 2018 Seal it tight: Check to make sure the seals around your fridge and freezer are tight (really last one, promise). Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "How to make 'going green' a 2018 resolution — and actually do it," 1 Jan. 2018 Place into the refrigerator or freezer until set (about 2-3 hours). Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "2017 Kentucky State Fair blue ribbon cake recipe – 'Bourbon Cream Tipsy Cake'," 15 Aug. 2017 Remove the pie crust from the freezer, tear off a square of aluminum foil that is slightly larger than the pie shell, and gently fit it into the frozen crust. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 Reposition food in the fresh food compartment to allow cold air from the freezer to move more freely. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "15 Things to Do Around the House Before the Holidays," 16 Nov. 2018 Remove cupcakes from freezer, and cut into 1⁄4-inch cubes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Success with this Fourth of July cake is worth celebrating," 30 June 2018 They can be stored (and eaten directly from) the freezer, or kept in the fridge. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crazy-busy summer, with kids at home, calls for grab-and-go snacks," 13 June 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 \

Kids Definition of freezer

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

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to gather or build up little by little

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