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 The gauze goes into a plastic bag and then a small gray box that goes into the user’s freezer. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Scent Kits Aid Tail-Wagging Detectives in Search for Missing People," 15 Jan. 2020 Please note that in this instance, the inspector incorrectly identified chocolate sprinkles, commonly used in the bakery, as rodent droppings in the bakery’s freezer. oregonlive, "These 21 Oregon grocery stores did the worst on state health inspections," 10 Jan. 2020 Others may have a main cooler with a small freezer shelf like the standard hotel mini fridge. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Find the Right Mini Fridge for Your Man Cave," 8 Jan. 2020 Especially since the freezer was bulging with all those still Uncut ’n’ Unbaked rolls of cookie dough. Aloïse Buckley Heath, National Review, "A Trapp Family Christmas," 19 Dec. 2019 Roll the dough out on a silcone baking mat (or the shiny side of freezer paper sprinkled with granulated sugar) until quite thin. Louisa Chu,, "Tribune Cookie Contest winners: Macarons and German spitzbuben and chocolate chips!," 4 Dec. 2019 Remove turkey from the bone and store in airtight containers or freezer-safe bags. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Leftovers: 10 tips for storing leftovers and recipes to try," 29 Nov. 2019 Some items, including freezers and scooters, cannot be restocked quickly enough. The Economist, "Cuba reintroduces the dollar," 28 Nov. 2019 They had been soaked in a cold tub, folded and put into a freezer. John Branch, New York Times, "Eli Manning: Championship Quarterback, Hall of Fame Prankster," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of freezer

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freezer was in 1824

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23 Jan 2020

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“Freezer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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