pack·​er | \ˈpa-kər \

Definition of packer 

1 : one that packs: such as

a : one engaged in processing food (such as meat) and distributing it to retailers

b : an automotive vehicle with a closed body and a compressing device (as for compacting rubbish) in the rear

3 : one that conveys goods by means of a pack

Examples of packer in a Sentence

She worked as a packer for a candy company.

Recent Examples on the Web

As a lunch packer, finding the perfect storage solution is no easy feat. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Obsessed With These $10 Reusable Ziplock Bags," 18 July 2018 The bottom line: These reusable bags are a must-have for lunch packers. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Obsessed With These $10 Reusable Ziplock Bags," 18 July 2018 The farm is now run by their 38-year-old son, Richard Stevens Jr.; the family sells its crop to a packer, but also allows customers to pick their own berries. Rachel Wharton, New York Times, "In the Shadow of the Blueberry Titans, Smaller Growers Thrive," 2 July 2018 Some packers have found advantages in leaving the district. Ryan Ori,, "In exodus from Fulton Market, surviving meatpackers scatter and adapt," 13 July 2018 Tessemae’s was forced to stop doing business with the contractor and find a new packer, Vetter said, because the Elkridge company failed to follow procedures. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Salad dressing maker Tessemae's hit with supplier lawsuits," 30 Apr. 2018 Using local natives as guides, packers led the first tourists into the Yosemite Valley in the 1850s, a decade before the first efforts to preserve the park. David Ferry, San Francisco Chronicle, "The best way to see Yosemite? From the back of a mule.," 26 Apr. 2018 The Irish were lured to the U.S. by a local meat packer, Kingan & Co., or came here to help build Indianapolis' infrastructure. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Early immigrants to Indianapolis and their hard-won path to citizenship," 22 June 2018 This is especially true on the South Kaibab Trail, where young mule packers leading a lumbering line of the creatures, all carrying full bags, are an everyday sight. Stina Sieg, azcentral, "Stubbornly steadfast, pack mules keep Grand Canyon moving," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of packer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a person or company that prepares and packages products and sends them to people or stores

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