American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that packs: a packer of boxes in a warehouse.
- n. One whose occupation is the processing and packing of wholesale goods, usually meat products: meat packers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who packs; specifically, a person whose business it is to pack goods for transportation.
- n. One who prepares and packs provisions, as beef, pork, oysters, fruit, etc., for preservation or for market.
- n. A machine used for packing.
- n. One who is engaged in transporting goods, etc., on pack-animals.
- n. A government officer charged with the inspection of provisions packed for export.
- n. A ring by which the space between the tubing and the walls of an oil-well is closed and made gas-tight. See oil-well packing, under packing.
- n. The variously constructed mechanism by which the grain cut by a reaping-machine is packed or compressed on the binding-table and held till embraced and bound by the twine.
- n. Same as pack-animal.
- n. One who packs juries, cards, facts, etc., to serve purposes of his own; one who is a confederate in fraudulent enterprises. Compare pack, transitive verb, 8.
- n. In a type-setting machine, an assembler.
- n. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation; as, a pork packer or a household goods packer.
- n. computing A software program that compresses code or data.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation or for the market.
- n. United States A ring of packing or a special device to render gas-tight and water-tight the space between the tubing and bore of an oil well.
- n. a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
- n. a hiker who wears a backpack
- n. a workman employed to pack things into containers
- to pack + -er (Wiktionary)
“Driller 3 that is drilling the relief well hasn't disconnected, but they've put a subsea containment device they call a packer into the well to protect it. ”
“The packer was a taciturn inhabitant of the wilds who seldom indulged in an unnecessary remark.”
“How the books (not having been chosen with reference to this great event) were of awkward sizes, and did not make comfortable paving for the bottom of the trunk; whilst folded stockings may be called the packer's delight, from their usefulness to fill up corners.”
“A packer is a program that can compress and obfuscate a target program.”
“I wonder if they thought the packer was an idiot, too, or they just didn’t notice.”
“For twenty years, William had served in the capacity of a "packer" under Messrs. Turner and White, who held a deed for William as their legal property.”
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“The briskets you buy in Texas are usually what is known as a packer cut — this means that it’s the full chest muscle (yes, brisket is bovine breast meat) and it’s usually covered in a generous layer of fat and weighs anywhere from seven to 11 pounds.”
“The last "packer" managed to avoid the toilet for a record 16 days.”
“Apr 02, 2010 (LBO) - Lanka Milk Foods (LMF), a milk powder packer which is part of Sri Lanka's Distilleries group, said it has begun production at a new plant with a capacity of 9.5 million litres of cow milk.”
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