pressure co-oker

pressure cooker

noun
1.
a reinforced pot, usually of steel or aluminum, in which soups, meats, vegetables, etc., may be cooked quickly in heat above boiling point by steam maintained under pressure.
2.
any situation, job, assignment, etc., in which a person is faced with urgent responsibilities or demands by other people, constant deadlines, or a hectic work schedule.
Also, pressure-cooker.


Origin:
1910–15

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pressure cooker
 
n
1.  a strong hermetically sealed pot in which food may be cooked quickly under pressure at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water
2.  informal (NZ) a trainee student attending a shortened qualifying course

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