pack·​er | \ ˈpa-kər How to pronounce packer (audio) \

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 FreshCloud Quality Inspection was recently adopted by Starr Ranch Growers, a leading Washington produce grower, packer and shipper. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Jamie is a chronic over-packer and firm advocate for the window seat. Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2022 Marfrig, another Brazilian company, owns most of National Beef Packing, the fourth-largest beef packer in the U.S., which is based in Kansas City, Mo. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 Even for those who want a career in nursing, becoming a picker and packer at Amazon carries strong appeal. Sarah Varney, The Enquirer, 18 Jan. 2022 For the light packer who only really needs a backpack while on the ground, Lojel’s is a true winner. Christina Liao, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Tyson is the world’s second-largest meat packer, and America’s largest poultry producer. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 6 Jan. 2022 That’s because Wellshire Farms works with Alexander & Hornung as a co-packer. Chris Smith, BGR, 14 Dec. 2021 Besides being a quick packer, Primo — the 12th pick in the July NBA draft and the league’s youngest player — is proving to be a quick study. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of packer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Apr 2022

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“Packer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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