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[koo k-er] /ˈkʊk ər/
an appliance or utensil for cooking:
pressure cooker.
a person employed in certain industrial processes, as in brewing or distilling, to operate cooking apparatus.
Origin of cooker
1880-85; cook1 + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cooker
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  • Brazilians had not previously realised that such a big chunk of the cost of a fridge or cooker goes to the government.
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  • These easy slow-cooker dinner recipes make hearty meals.
  • You'll need to uncover the cooker for the last three hours, so plan ahead.
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  • Reduce your kitchen time further by bringing a crockpot or pressure cooker with you.
British Dictionary definitions for cooker


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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fireless cooker, pressure cooker

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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