from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A software program that compresses code or data.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation or for the market.
  • n. 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
  • n. a hiker who wears a backpack
  • n. a workman employed to pack things into containers


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