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cool·er

 (ko͞o′lər)
n.
1. A device, container, or room that cools or keeps cool.
2. A cold drink, usually carbonated, fruit-flavored, and containing wine or other alcoholic ingredients. Also called wine cooler.
3. Slang A jail.

cooler

(ˈkuːlə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a container, vessel, or apparatus for cooling, such as a heat exchanger
2. a slang word for prison
3. (Brewing) a drink consisting of wine, fruit juice, and carbonated water

cool•er

(ˈku lər)

n.
1. a container, as an insulated chest, for keeping something cool.
2. a tall, iced, usu. alcoholic drink.
4. Slang. jail.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cooler - a refrigerator for cooling liquidscooler - a refrigerator for cooling liquids  
icebox, refrigerator - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
2.cooler - an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
3.cooler - a cell for violent prisoners
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept

cooler

noun
Slang. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention:
Informal: lockup, pen.
Chiefly Regional: calaboose.
Translations

cooler

[ˈkuːləʳ] N
1. (= cool box) → nevera f portátil
2. (= prison) → chirona f, trena f

cooler

[ˈkuːlər] (US) n (= cool box) → glacière fcool-headed [ˌkuːlˈhɛdɪd] adjcalme

cooler

n
(for milk etc) → Kühlapparat m; (for wine) → Kühler m
(inf: = prison) → Bau m (inf)

cooler

[ˈkuːləʳ] n (for food) → ghiacciaia
to send sb to the cooler (fam) (prison) → mettere qn al fresco

cooler

n. refrigerante, refresco.
References in classic literature ?
So I abandoned the Snark voyage and sought a cooler climate.
See with what entire freedom the whaleman takes his handful of lamps --often but old bottles and vials, though --to the copper cooler at the try-works, and replenishes them there, as mugs of ale at a vat.
The harvesters slept in the hayloft because it was cooler there than in the house.
This is writing only to Frenchmen and to Papists: a Protestant would be desirous to know why he must imagine that Father du Bernat had a cooler head or more knowledge; and why one man whose account is singular is not more likely to be mistaken than many agreeing in the same account.
The plan of a drain, the change of a fence, the felling of a tree, and the destination of every acre for wheat, turnips, or spring corn, was entered into with as much equality of interest by John, as his cooler manners rendered possible; and if his willing brother ever left him any thing to inquire about, his inquiries even approached a tone of eagerness.
As we ascended we found the air grew cooler and cooler, which was a great relief to us, and at dawn, so far as we could judge, we were not more than about a dozen miles from the snow line.
exclaimed Tom one morning, when the day seemed a bit cooler than its predecessor.
The water was growing cooler as the season advanced.
Now and then, as happens at all receptions everywhere, a more than ordinary friendly soul blocked the procession and kept it waiting while he inquired how the brothers liked the village, and how long they were going to stay, and if their family was well, and dragged in the weather, and hoped it would get cooler soon, and all that sort of thing, so as to be able to say, when he got home, "I had quite a long talk with them"; but nobody did or said anything of a regrettable kind, and so the great affair went through to the end in a creditable and satisfactory fashion.
I waited a weary time, and you never came: I don't know whether my impatience made me think so, or whether the large fire burning made the room really as hot as I felt it to be -- I only know that, after a while, I passed through the curtains into the inner room, to try the cooler atmosphere.
There were cooler and more calculating spirits, however, who had the control of affairs, and felt nothing of the patriotic pride and indignation of these youths.
His pipe was nearly out, and a cooler breeze was stealing over the plain.