pressure cooker

or pressure-cooker


noun

a reinforced pot, usually of steel or aluminum, in which soups, meats, vegetables, etc., may be cooked quickly in heat above boiling point by steam maintained under pressure.
any situation, job, assignment, etc., in which a person is faced with urgent responsibilities or demands by other people, constant deadlines, or a hectic work schedule.

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Origin of pressure cooker

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for pressure cooker

pressure cooker

noun

a strong hermetically sealed pot in which food may be cooked quickly under pressure at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water
NZ informal a trainee student attending a shortened qualifying course
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