pressure cooker

(redirected from Pressure cookers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

pressure cooker

n.
1. An airtight metal pot that uses steam under pressure at high temperature to cook food quickly.
2. Informal A situation or an atmosphere of difficulty, stress, or anxiety: "placing children into social, educational pressure cookers" (Fred M. Hechinger).

pressure cooker

n
1. (Cookery) a strong hermetically sealed pot in which food may be cooked quickly under pressure at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water
2. (Cookery) a strong hermetically sealed pot in which food may be cooked quickly under pressure at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water
3. (Education) informal NZ a trainee student attending a shortened qualifying course

pres′sure cook`er


n.
1. a reinforced metal cooking pot with an airtight lid, in which food may be cooked quickly in heat above boiling point by steam maintained under pressure.
2. a situation that subjects one to urgent demands, a hectic pace, or other stressful conditions.
3. a volatile situation.
[1910–15]
pres′sure-cook`, v.t.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressure cooker - autoclave for cooking at temperatures above the boiling point of waterpressure cooker - autoclave for cooking at temperatures above the boiling point of water
autoclave, steriliser, sterilizer - a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
Translations
قِدْر ضَغط
tlakový hrnec
trykkoger
kukta
hraîsuîupottur
szybkowar
tlakový hrniec

pressure cooker

npentola a pressione

pressure

(ˈpreʃə) noun
1. (the amount of force exerted by) the action of pressing. to apply pressure to a cut to stop bleeding; A barometer measures atmospheric pressure.
2. (a) strain or stress. The pressures of her work are sometimes too much for her.
3. strong persuasion; compulsion or force. He agreed under pressure.
ˈpressurize, ˈpressurise verb
1. to fit (an aeroplane etc) with a device that keeps air pressure normal. The cabins have all been pressurized
2. to force. He was pressurized into giving up his job.
pressure cooker
a type of saucepan in which food is cooked quickly by steam kept under great pressure.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for Supply of Aluminium Pressure Cookers and Electronic weighing Scales.
Katherine Russell, who was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is suspected of buying pressure cookers that were used to create the explosives two months before the attack.
At the food banks advice could be given on the use of slow cookers and pressure cookers.
They're safer If you think pressure cookers are a steaming, whistling pot of danger, 'You're thinking of the old kind,' Julianne says.
The RCMP released photographs showing that among the evidence are three pressure cookers, similar to the pressure cooker devices used during the Boston Marathon bombing in April, which killed three and injured more than 260 others.
His attorney, James Howarth, has said Al Khawahir didn't know pressure cookers were used to make bombs in the Boston Marathon attack and was bringing the appliance for his nephew.
Will Saudis have to stop using pressure cookers when abroad?
The real threat was pressure cookers, and there were thousands of them in the homes of Iraqi officials We shouldn't be too hard on the Bush gang for not making full disclosure of what they actually meant by 'weapons of mass destruction' at the time.
FBI agents zeroed in on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel - but said they still did not know who did it and why.
FBI agents zeroed in on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out - with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel - but said they still did not know who did it and why.
Investigators circulated information about the bombs, which involved kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel.
BOSTON - Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out - with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel - but said they still didn't know who did it or why.

Full browser ?