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noun (1)

sack·​er ˈsa-kər How to pronounce sacker (audio)
plural sackers
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
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
: 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


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noun (2)

plural sackers
: 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

Examples of sacker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Like Chandler Jones, sacker of quarterbacks. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 13 Dec. 2021 Who was the second sacker? Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Aug. 2020 The next leading sacker is Sheldon Richardson with 2.5. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 Richardson is the Browns' second-leading sacker with 3.5, meaning Garrett hasn’t really had anyone to take the double-teaming and chipping off him. cleveland, 17 Nov. 2020 Yet on the road at Rutgers, Mullen added another specialty to the mix: sacker of quarterbacks. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Nov. 2020 Dunlap was a questionable draft pick who will leave here as the team’s 2nd-best sacker, ever. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacker was in 1578

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“Sacker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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