noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. Older Use.
a plank for laying out a corpse.
- Cooling degree-day
noun 1. a degree-day above the standard temperature of 75°F (24°C), used in estimating the energy requirements for air conditioning and refrigeration.
- Cooling-off period
noun 1. a period arranged by agreement to allow for negotiation and an abatement of tension between disputing parties: The law calls for a cooling-off period before a strike can begin. noun 1. a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action 2. a statutory period, often […]
- Cooling rack
noun a flat grid of closely spaced wire with formed feet, used for cooling baked goods Usage Note cooking
noun, Energy. 1. a usually cylindrical structure, sometimes of very great size, in which heat is extracted from water that has been used for cooling, as in a nuclear reactor. noun 1. a tall hollow structure in which steam is condensed or water that is used as a coolant in some industrial process is allowed […]