Etymology
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freezer (n.)

1847 as the name of a type of large tin can used in ice-cream manufacture; from freeze (v.) + -er (1). As a household appliance, from 1945. Freezer burn attested from 1929.

updated on January 06, 2015

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Definitions of freezer from WordNet

freezer (n.)
electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time;
Synonyms: deep-freeze / Deepfreeze / deep freezer
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.