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.
a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action
a statutory period, often 14 days, that begins when a sale contract or life-assurance policy is received by a member of the public, during which the contract or policy can be cancelled without loss
- 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 […]
noun 1. a restrained, fluid modern-jazz style of the 1950s, marked by intricate harmonic structures, de-emphasized dynamics, and carefully controlled phrasing and ensemble playing, often with a slight lagging behind the beat. Also called West Coast jazz. Compare 1 , , , .
[kool] /kul/ adjective, cooler, coolest. 1. moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening. 2. feeling comfortably or moderately cold: I’m perfectly cool, but open the window if you feel hot. 3. imparting a sensation of moderate coldness or comfortable freedom from heat: a cool breeze. 4. permitting such a sensation: a cool […]