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wine cooler

a bucket for holding ice to chill a bottle of wine.
a drink made of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes other flavorings.
Origin of wine cooler
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine-cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • Obtaining a wine-cooler, he had it filled with hot water and, placing the bottle of champagne in it, hurried back to the customer.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • Placing the wine-cooler on a service-table, he left it for a few minutes, whilst he laid covers for the new arrivals.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • The table was laid and there were flowers on it and a few pints of Heidsieck in a wine-cooler.

  • At that moment the superintendent discovered the wine-cooler full of hot water.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for wine-cooler

wine cooler

a bucket-like vessel containing ice in which a bottle of wine is placed to be cooled
the full name for cooler (sense 3)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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