packer

noun
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 The facility welcomes helpers — spooners, packers, loaders — from about 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up at wck.org/volunteer. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 The packer wanted to keep the fruit until July, when apple sales often spike. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Apples talk to each other. Eavesdropping can save millions from the trash bin," 10 Dec. 2019 Suddenly, the pickers and packers were expected to move more products every minute, and more boxes shot down the conveyor belt toward Meador. Will Evans, The Atlantic, "Behind the Smiles," 25 Nov. 2019 The facility welcomes helpers — spooners, packers, loaders — from about 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up at wck.org/volunteer. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 The facility welcomes helpers — spooners, packers, loaders — from about 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up at wck.org/volunteer. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "After Hurricane Dorian, one Bahama island is ready for the winter rush," 8 Nov. 2019 After gangsters burned down two major packing plants and kidnapped the 16-year-old son of another prominent packer several years ago, producers in the municipality of Tancitaro, a major avocado hub an hour and a half from Uruapan, rose up. Arkansas Online, "Cartels now at war over avocados," 1 Dec. 2019 With less oversight and few public details on exactly what other technology meat packers will use to keep us safe, people are left to look at their plates and wonder. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Trump is deregulating food safety in the pork industry," 26 Sep. 2019 Strong packers can take an average moose in four pieces. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Take home all of your moose, even the innards," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of packer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Packer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packer. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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packer

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English Language Learners Definition of packer

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

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