noun (1)
sack·​er | \ ˈsa-kər How to pronounce sacker (audio) \
plural sackers

Definition of sacker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 American football : a player who sacks the quarterback (see sack entry 2 sense 3) Richard Dent, Chicago's sacker, lines up at right defensive end.— Paul Zimmerman
2 baseball, informal : a player positioned at a specified base The local citizenry is very excited about the acquisition of first sacker [=first baseman] Jack Clark from the Yankees …— Steve Wulf … can rely on the league's most effective double-play combination, second sacker Jose Lind and shortstop Greg Gagne …— Paul Ladewski
3 : one who bags items (as at a grocery store) … with a smile and a hustle … he has managed to become probably the most revered grocery sacker around.— Bob Secter


noun (2)
plural sackers

Definition of sacker (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who sacks a town, city, etc. … as arrogant and coldhearted a sacker of cities as history or mythology provides …— Curt Suplee … His Majesty Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the sacker of Jerusalem, the scourge of the Jews, the villain of the Book of Kings and Psalms …— David Plotz

First Known Use of sacker

Noun (1)

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Sacker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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