Re*frig"er*a`tor (-?`t?r), n.

That which refrigerates or makes cold; that which keeps cool.


  1. A box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice.
  2. An apparatus for rapidly cooling heated liquids or vapors, connected with a still, etc.

Refrigerator car Railroad, a freight car constructed as a refrigerator, for the transportation of fresh meats, fish, etc., in a temperature kept cool by ice.


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