pack·​er ˈpa-kər How to pronounce packer (audio)
: one that packs: such as
: one engaged in processing food (such as meat) and distributing it to retailers
: an automotive vehicle with a closed body and a compressing device (as for compacting rubbish) in the rear
: one that conveys goods by means of a pack

Examples of packer in a Sentence

She worked as a packer for a candy company.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of packer was in the 14th century

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“Packer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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pack·​er ˈpak-ər How to pronounce packer (audio)
: one that packs
especially : a dealer who prepares and packs foods for the market

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