freezer

[free-zer]
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:
1835–45; freeze + -er1

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freezer (ˈfriːzə)
 
n
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 & History

freezer
1847 as the name of an item in ice-cream manufacture; from freeze + -er (1). As a household appliance, from mid-20c.
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Example sentences
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.
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