chiller

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

chill + -er

Noun[edit]

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chiller (plural chillers)

  1. Something that chills, especially a machine that produces cold air, either for air conditioning, to prepare chilled foods etc.
  2. A frightening dramatic work, such as a book or film

Quotations[edit]

  • 2002 Robert C. Summers, Lawrence J. Dyckman - Food Safety
    Carcasses are then trimmed, rinsed, and, as the final step of the slaughter line, placed into a chiller.
  • 1991 Michael R. Pitts - Famous Movie Detectives II
    Variety termed the film "a fairly suspenseful low-budget chiller."

Adjective[edit]

chiller

  1. comparative form of chill: more chill
    • 1844 Chambers's Edinburgh Journal
      With the setting of the sun a strong breeze, every blast of which was chiller and chiller, had begun to blow, rustling with a low continuous hum . . .

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Verb[edit]

chiller

  1. Present tense of chille