freezers

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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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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