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water coolernoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​machine for ​cooling and ​providingdrinkingwater, usually in an ​office or other ​publicplace
(Definition of water cooler from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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water coolernoun [C]

(also water-cooler, watercooler) uk   us   WORKPLACE
a ​machine that ​suppliescool water for drinking, usually in an ​office or other ​publicplace: You can ​add almost a ​quarter of a ​mile to your ​daily walking ​schedule simply going from ​desk to water cooler.

water cooleradjective [before noun]

(also water-cooler, watercooler) uk   us   WORKPLACE
used to describe something that many ​peopletalk about at ​work, for ​example when they ​stopwork to drink something: water-cooler conversation/discussion/talk The ​company raked in $260 million in ​profit, and fueled countless water-cooler ​conversations. The shocking ​interviewprovided one of those water cooler moments that everyone was ​talking about the next day.
(Definition of water cooler from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “water cooler”
in Chinese (Simplified) 饮水冷却器…
in Turkish soğuk su makinası, sebil…
in Russian контейнер с охлажденной питьевой водой (в офисах)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 飲水冷卻器…
in Polish dystrybutor (wody)…
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