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

Symantec has seen the custom version of Mimikatz and the custom packer used only a handful of times, and each one of them was in campaigns company researchers attributed to Turla. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Nation-sponsored hackers likely carried out hostile takeover of rival group’s servers," 20 June 2019 For the over-packer, a roomier duffle bag may be the right investment; try a monogrammed style that doubles as a status item, like Bella, who was recently spotted carrying a vintage style by Louis Vuitton in a Takashi Murakami–drawn cherry print. Vogue, "Is the Airport Your Runway? Meet 4 Travel Bags That Marry Fashion and Function," 23 Apr. 2019 All Inclusive A packer, cook and crew will haul you into the backcountry, then stay to treat you to a relaxing wilderness vacation. David Ferry, San Francisco Chronicle, "The best way to see Yosemite? From the back of a mule.," 26 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of packer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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