Definition of chiller in English:

chiller

noun

  • 1A machine for cooling something, especially a cold cabinet or refrigerator for keeping stored food a few degrees above freezing point.

    • ‘Not only does this increase the cooling energy requirement for the building, but also it increases the size of the chiller required to cool the building.’
    • ‘For example, some companies may reset chillers 4 degrees for a two-hour window and then bump it up a little.’
    • ‘Don't you think you're being a little unfair on your customers who'd like a choice of brand of cold drink from the chiller?’
    • ‘Any item that comes from a chiller cabinet, as opposed to a freezer, tin or packet, has an instant cachet, an aura of freshness and superiority about it.’
    • ‘When the raw milk is received it is pumped through a plate chiller to cool it to 36 degrees, the temperature at which it will be stored in the silos.’
    • ‘Their presence caused quite a stir among Booths' customers who snapped them up almost as soon as they arrived in the chiller cabinets.’
    • ‘The chillers cool water to 39 degrees and then the water is piped to customers' buildings for use in their air-conditioning systems.’
    • ‘There seemed to be hundreds of lorries with chillers, obviously carrying food or ingredients, as well as some with finished goods for supermarkets and other retailers.’
    • ‘As a result, the panels were heating the air when the chillers were cooling it, and they remained on all night.’
    • ‘In the event that the company's food chillers should fail, MSVC can acquire multifunctional vehicles to transport both chilled and ambient products, said Whelehan.’
    • ‘‘Shall we? ‘he said to the woman, and they began to waltz around the chiller cabinet.’’
    • ‘The generator is needed to keep the store's freezers, chiller cabinets and tills going in the event of a grid failure.’
    • ‘Based just outside Edinburgh and established seven years ago by Christine Manson and Belinda Mitchell, the company's ready meals can be found in the chiller cabinets of most supermarkets.’
    • ‘Steve is raiding the Jack Daniels and Mike is in the chiller cabinet getting the mixers for the Brandy.’
    • ‘That spare cash has now been spent on a new chiller cabinet.’
    • ‘There's also a chiller cabinet with organic dairy and soya products, including organic milk from Frank Morphet, at Swarthmoor.’
    • ‘The waste heat then drives the school's absorption chillers to cool buildings in the summer.’
    • ‘USDA inspectors, who are hooked up by computer to main offices, check carcasses, which are trimmed and dropped into a chiller and cooled to reduce the risk of spoilage.’
    • ‘The chillers cool water and pipe it to customers' buildings for use in their air-conditioning systems.’
    • ‘Even though our chiller cabinets operate perfectly I swear that the smell of the fresh beef and lamb becomes more and more detectable as the hours wear on.’
  • 2

    ‘a characteristically disturbing psychological chiller’
    short for spine-chiller
    • ‘Yet, in the end, it becomes haunted by the unwelcome presence of heavy-handedness, making it seem more like a busy domestic melodrama (with a ghost) than a truly unnerving chiller.’
    • ‘Runaway Jury is a good Grisham movie, Mystic River is a very good drama, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an excellent chiller thriller.’
    • ‘Shorn of the ostentatious nostalgia that afflicts too many period films, The House of Mirth is a bracing, cleanly wrought spiral of a film, a chiller in the true sense of the word.’
    • ‘You can tell that someone thought this off-putting tale of modern mob mentality and teen occult fascination would make a very menacing, demographically secure chiller.’
    • ‘Following his 2002 low-budget chiller My Little Eye, British director Marc Evans revisits similar territory in this postmodern psychological chiller.’
    • ‘The movie also features its fair share of sex and nudity and can best be described as an erotic chiller.’
    • ‘That Peeping Tom was not just a chiller but a meditation on those voyeuristic impulses that make the film industry possible in the first place seems to have been lost on most critics of the day.’
    • ‘Joan Crawford and Jack Palance both earned acting nominations for the chiller Sudden Fear in 1952.’
    • ‘Like the age-old concept of customer service, it seems that the thriller element in many modern psychological or sociological chillers is all but missing.’
    • ‘While a few of his novels had been adapted to the screen, King himself had yet to pen a screenplay - that is, until 1985's chiller Stephen King's Cat's Eye.’
    • ‘The result is a good pre-Christmas thriller chiller, where nothing is as it seems.’
    • ‘There are also theatrical trailers for 13 Ghosts and two other Columbia chillers - Ghostbusters and The Tingler.’
    • ‘Fans of Hammer's chillers won't be happy to hear that the only extra feature Warner was able to patch together is a single theatrical trailer.’
    • ‘But far from being satisfied with a full on chiller, Hollywood's shining Night has produced something of a character piece.’
    • ‘Some considered the film a spine-tingling chiller, similar to Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.’
    • ‘One of the classics of this era is the Howard Hawks chiller (cue ominous, brassy music score)’
    • ‘Visually, the movie owes a lot to Paul Anderson's far-superior Event Horizon while there is nothing really to differentiate it from countless other lame haunted house chillers.’
    • ‘Indeed, this serial killer chiller far surpasses recent Hollywood attempts to deconstruct the genre, keeping the terror right where it belongs.’
    • ‘While this may not be the seminal horror film of the 1980s, it's a creepy little chiller that gets the job done.’
    • ‘The Dark is based on Simon Maginn's 1994 novel, Sheep, and is designed to provoke memories of classic supernatural chillers set in rural settings such as The Wicker Man.’

Pronunciation

chiller

/ˈtʃɪlə/