Re*frig"er*a`tor (-?`t?r), n.
That which refrigerates or makes cold; that which keeps cool.
- A box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice.
- 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.
© Webster 1913.