A freezer is an appliance that keeps food frozen at extremely low temperatures. A household freezer is usually built into a refrigerator. It's where you keep your ice cream and ice cubes.

The freezer is where you keep ice cubes and frozen peas — it's a compartment at the top (or bottom) of the refrigerator in your kitchen. Larger freezers are used to keep enough food for a long period of time, or so a restaurant, hotel, or school cafeteria can store leftover food or keep enough to cook for a crowd of people. The word freezer was coined in 1847, although it originally meant part of an ice cream maker.

Definitions of freezer
  1. noun
    electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
    synonyms: Deepfreeze, deep freezer, deep-freeze
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    type of:
    electric refrigerator, fridge
    a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
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