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wine cooler

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noun
  1. a bucket for holding ice to chill a bottle of wine.
  2. a drink made of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes other flavorings.

Origin of wine cooler

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for wine cooler

Historical Examples

  • The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The table was laid and there were flowers on it and a few pints of Heidsieck in a wine-cooler.

  • Placing the wine-cooler on a service-table, he left it for a few minutes, whilst he laid covers for the new arrivals.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins

  • Obtaining a wine-cooler, he had it filled with hot water and, placing the bottle of champagne in it, hurried back to the customer.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins

  • At that moment the superintendent discovered the wine-cooler full of hot water.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for wine cooler

wine cooler

noun
  1. a bucket-like vessel containing ice in which a bottle of wine is placed to be cooled
  2. the full name for cooler (def. 3)
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