- a bucket for holding ice to chill a bottle of wine.
- a drink made of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes other flavorings.
Origin of wine cooler
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for wine cooler
The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
The table was laid and there were flowers on it and a few pints of Heidsieck in a wine-cooler.Old People and the Things That Pass
Placing the wine-cooler on a service-table, he left it for a few minutes, whilst he laid covers for the new arrivals.
Obtaining a wine-cooler, he had it filled with hot water and, placing the bottle of champagne in it, hurried back to the customer.
At that moment the superintendent discovered the wine-cooler full of hot water.
- a bucket-like vessel containing ice in which a bottle of wine is placed to be cooled
- the full name for cooler (def. 3)