cooker

[ koo k-er ]
/ ˈkʊk ər /

noun

an appliance or utensil for cooking: pressure cooker.
a person employed in certain industrial processes, as in brewing or distilling, to operate cooking apparatus.

Nearby words

  1. cookbook,
  2. cooke,
  3. cooke, alistair,
  4. cooke, jay,
  5. cooke, terence james,
  6. cookery,
  7. cookery book,
  8. cookery stove,
  9. cookeville,
  10. cookhouse

Origin of cooker

First recorded in 1880–85; cook1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for cooker

cooker

/ (ˈkʊkə) /

noun

an apparatus, usually of metal and heated by gas, electricity, oil, or solid fuel, for cooking food; stove
British any large sour apple used in cooking
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Word Origin and History for cooker

cooker

n.

type of stove, 1884, from cook (v.) + -er (1).

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