Definition of chiller in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a result, the panels were heating the air when the chillers were cooling it, and they remained on all night.’
    • ‘The generator is needed to keep the store's freezers, chiller cabinets and tills going in the event of a grid failure.’
    • ‘The waste heat then drives the school's absorption chillers to cool buildings in the summer.’
    • ‘Their presence caused quite a stir among Booths' customers who snapped them up almost as soon as they arrived in the chiller cabinets.’
    • ‘There's also a chiller cabinet with organic dairy and soya products, including organic milk from Frank Morphet, at Swarthmoor.’
    • ‘Steve is raiding the Jack Daniels and Mike is in the chiller cabinet getting the mixers for the Brandy.’
    • ‘The chillers cool water and pipe it to customers' buildings for use in their air-conditioning systems.’
    • ‘For example, some companies may reset chillers 4 degrees for a two-hour window and then bump it up a little.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That spare cash has now been spent on a new chiller cabinet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Shall we? ‘he said to the woman, and they began to waltz around the chiller cabinet.’’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘The chillers cool water to 39 degrees and then the water is piped 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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2

    short for spine-chiller
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are also theatrical trailers for 13 Ghosts and two other Columbia chillers - Ghostbusters and The Tingler.’
    • ‘One of the classics of this era is the Howard Hawks chiller (cue ominous, brassy music score)’
    • ‘But far from being satisfied with a full on chiller, Hollywood's shining Night has produced something of a character piece.’
    • ‘Indeed, this serial killer chiller far surpasses recent Hollywood attempts to deconstruct the genre, keeping the terror right where it belongs.’
    • ‘Some considered the film a spine-tingling chiller, similar to Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Runaway Jury is a good Grisham movie, Mystic River is a very good drama, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an excellent chiller thriller.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The movie also features its fair share of sex and nudity and can best be described as an erotic chiller.’
    • ‘The result is a good pre-Christmas thriller chiller, where nothing is as it seems.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Joan Crawford and Jack Palance both earned acting nominations for the chiller Sudden Fear in 1952.’
    • ‘Following his 2002 low-budget chiller My Little Eye, British director Marc Evans revisits similar territory in this postmodern psychological chiller.’
    • ‘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.’