- a refrigerator, refrigerator compartment, cabinet, or room held at or below 32°F (0°C), used especially for preserving and storing food.
- a machine containing cold brine, ice, etc., for making ice cream, sherbet, or the like.
- a person or thing that freezes or chills.
Origin of freezer
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The freezer is filled with meat, sides of beef and large pieces of lamb.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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Finally the guy gets fed up and throws the parrot in the freezer to punish him.
After about an hour, he hears a faint tapping sound from inside the freezer and opens the door.
Then strain the liquid into a freezer, and proceed as for ice cream.
Put it into a freezer, and proceed as in the foregoing receipt.
Place the freezer into the pail, put in the paddle and cover the freezer tightly.Desserts and Salads
Then strain and put in the freezer packed with salt and ice.The Italian Cook Book
Finishing a bottle of beer, he took another from the freezer.Planet of the Damned
- Also called: deepfreeze a device that freezes or chills, esp an insulated cold-storage cabinet for long-term storage of perishable foodstuffs
- a former name for refrigerator
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Word Origin and History for freezer
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