the storage of food, furs, etc., in an artificially cooled place.
a condition of suspension of action or activity; abeyance.
Origin of cold storage
First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of cold storage
The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.
People who have never been tempted are just as good as cold-storage eggs.
They were the nearest to cold-storage newly-weds that I had ever seen.
We have wintered only in cold-storage plants, always in barrels, and it has been profitable.
A storing room for this purpose should be provided in every cold-storage plant.
British Dictionary definitions for cold storage
the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
informal a state of temporary suspensionto put an idea into cold storage
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