crunch·​er | \ ˈkrən-chər How to pronounce cruncher (audio) \

Definition of cruncher

1 : one that crunches
2 : a finishing blow

Examples of cruncher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marathon times are getting slower, says RunRepeat data cruncher Paul Ronto, and the correlation to climate change is clear. Amanda Loudin, Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2019 As the campaign's top data cruncher, Oczkowski sat in front of a computer and performed real-time analysis of precinct data to stay ahead of state calls and to spot any trouble on the horizon. Carol D. Leonnig And Philip Rucker Washington Post, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 Unlike her Cook Political Report colleague, national editor Amy Walter (@amyewalter; 189,800 followers), is not a pollster or a number-cruncher. Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2020 Some number-crunchers had speculated the greater increase in Democratic voters stemmed from a contested presidential primary, while Trump is unopposed. Darrel Rowland,, 21 Apr. 2020 Marroquin’s group is fully funded by UPMC and is embedded within its clinical network, eliminating the distractions of vying for outside research grants common among data crunchers in rival hospital systems. Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2020 Is non-disease news: The number of cars per people in the US is still down slightly since 2006, according to the data-crunchers at Sivak Applied Research. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 15 Mar. 2020 London’s financial industry would be lost without number-crunchers from Italy, India and Indiana. The Economist, 14 Nov. 2019 CricViz’s number-crunchers have found some evidence for the first two theories. M.j., The Economist, 18 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of cruncher

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cruncher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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