archiver

noun ar·chiv·er \ ˈär-ˌkī-vər \

Definition of archiver

plural archivers
1 :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 FerrenNew York Times27 Dec. 2009
2 :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 FogelProducing Open Source Software2006

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