ar·​chiv·​er ˈär-ˌkī-vər How to pronounce archiver (audio)
plural archivers
: a person who creates or maintains an archive : archivist
Few architects' names resonate across the centuries with the force of the 16th-century Italian Andrea Palladio, the great Renaissance archiver of the classical orders and the inventor of the modern villa.Andrew Ferren, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2009
: something (such as a computer program) that is used to create archives
An archiver that doesn't support searching—on the bodies of messages, as well as on authors and subjects—is close to useless.Karl Fogel, Producing Open Source Software, 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archiver was in 1843

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“Archiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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