Definitions

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  • n. A building where fruit and vegetables are packed prior to distribution to shops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Warehouse for storing goods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A warehouse for receiving and storing goods.

Etymologies

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pack +‎ house

Examples

  • But as foods labeled organic and local become more available, it's worth remembering that these alternatives do not guarantee better working conditions for farm and packhouse workers.

    Susanne Freidberg: Vote First, Eat Later

  • A central packhouse, banana ripening centre, dairy outlet, large processing facilities, composting plant, seedling nursery, transport system and BEE enterprises such as wholesalers, retailers and hawkers will be established on the market site.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Labour on 13 September 1994 and obatined verbal permission from the director for the increase in the number of authorized persons to be in the House to include two packhouse operators in addition to the previously authorized five DuPont machine operators including one overseer, and, to allow for the new process to be undertaken in the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Christmas Eve he took his wife along with him into the packhouse loft.

    Weird Tales from Northern Seas

  • It was as though they only saw his shadow amongst them, and he went moping about the packhouse loft again, and lingering there.

    Weird Tales from Northern Seas

  • He would wander for hours together about the dark packhouse loft, among coffers and casks and barrels and sacks, and it was as though he didn't like folks to come thither when he was there.

    Weird Tales from Northern Seas

  • Farmers, orchardists and packhouse workers are urged to cover stockpiles of reject kiwifruit.

    NZ On Screen

  • Mr Rousseau, who works as a banana packhouse manager on the family farm in Mpumalanga,

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • It's not the only produce burglary in Northland - tomatoes and a tonne of mandarins have been taken from a packhouse at Kerikeri.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • This includes feedstock for a 500kW generator for the packhouse.

    FWi - All News

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