freezer

[free-zer]
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noun
  1. a refrigerator, refrigerator compartment, cabinet, or room held at or below 32°F (0°C), used especially for preserving and storing food.
  2. a machine containing cold brine, ice, etc., for making ice cream, sherbet, or the like.
  3. a person or thing that freezes or chills.

Origin of freezer

First recorded in 1835–45; freeze + -er1
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cooler, refrigerator

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British Dictionary definitions for freezer

freezer

noun
  1. Also called: deepfreeze a device that freezes or chills, esp an insulated cold-storage cabinet for long-term storage of perishable foodstuffs
  2. a former name for refrigerator
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Word Origin and History for freezer
n.

1847 as the name of an item in ice-cream manufacture; from freeze (v.) + -er (1). As a household appliance, from 1945. Freezer burn attested from 1929.

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