Definition of cooker in English:


Line breaks: cook¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkʊkə


  • 1An appliance used for cooking food, typically consisting of an oven, hob, and grill and powered by gas or electricity.
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    • In addition to this the ultra-modern culinary arts kitchen includes both gas and electric cookers, microwave ovens etc.
    • There is a range of integrated appliances including an oven, cooker and four-ring ceramic hob.
    • It was a time when pressure cookers, gas cookers and food mixers were making kitchen tasks easier, but refrigerators were still something of a novelty.
  • 2 informal An apple or other fruit that is more suitable for cooking than for eating raw: a fine crop of Bramley cookers
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    • The Ampleforth orchard, which boasts 45 different varieties of apples - 40 eaters and five cookers - was established in its present form during World War Two.
    • This crisp and juicy apple is delicious either as an eater or cooker and is excellent for deep freezing.
    • The apple is esteemed as both an eater and cooker and is admired for its fine colouring, shape and size.

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