Definition of pressure cooker
1 : an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high-temperature steam under pressure
2 : a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures
Examples of pressure cooker in a sentence
The new boss has turned the office into a pressure cooker.
First Known Use of pressure cooker
PRESSURE COOKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pressure cooker for English Language Learners
: a special pot that is used to cook food quickly by using the pressure of steam
: a situation or place that causes you to feel a lot of stress or pressure
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