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cool·er / ˈkoōlər/ • n. 1. a device or container for keeping things cool, in particular: ∎  an insulated container for keeping food and drink cool. ∎  a refrigerated room.2. a tall drink, esp. a mixture of wine, fruit juice, and soda water.3. (the cooler) inf. prison or a prison cell.