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[free-zer] /ˈfri zər/
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
1835-45; freeze + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for freezer
  • As a bonus, they don't need to be kept in the freezer.
  • Collard, mustard and turnip greens had been picked last fall and stored in the mammoth freezer.
  • The freezer case was full of curious meats: a snowy hunk of a fin whale's throat, a slab of musk ox.
  • The juice came in plastic jugs, in the freezer section.
  • Make gravy from that bird, and then pop it into the freezer.
  • Hunting offers a chance to stock the family freezer.
  • They accept bribes and hide the cash in the freezer.
  • Chan was inspired to make this nutritious salad when she spotted a stray bag of edamame in her freezer.
  • The fresh juice had been in the freezer and it was still really tasty.
  • Freeze blueberries on a cookie sheet and store them in freezer bags so you can snack on them all year.
British Dictionary definitions for freezer


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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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