Definition of cooler in English:


Line breaks: cool¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːlə


  • 1A container for keeping food or bottles cool.
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    • Fans were prohibited from bringing items such as camcorders, beach balls, frisbees, containers of any type, coolers, bottles, cans, cameras, binocular cases and horns.
    • Some ideas can be cooking supplies, coolers for foods and beverages, sleeping bags, replacement tents or repair kits for them.
    • Some passengers came aboard with coolers and bags of food, but we preferred the experience of the dining car.
  • 2North American A refrigerator.
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    • Purchases included a refrigerated truck, walk-in coolers, a commercial-grade salad spinner and other equipment.
    • She now takes charge of setting up three refrigerated coolers.
    • If power outages typically only last a couple of hours, then powering the walk-in cooler and freezer will probably not be necessary.
  • 3chiefly North American A long drink, especially a mixture of wine, fruit juice, and soda water.
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    • Cafeterias on northern routes also have Class B liquor licences, which serve wine, beer and coolers.
    • ‘And stop me if I drink more than three coolers,’ she said.
    • Wine coolers have declined and continue to decline.
  • 4 (the cooler) • informal Prison or a prison cell: the cooler was a dark, claustrophobic room
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    • They are sent to the cooler for 20 days.
    • They get caught and are sent back to the cooler.

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