compactor

[ kuh m-pak-ter, kom-pak- ]
/ kəmˈpæk tər, ˈkɒm pæk- /

noun

an appliance that crushes and compresses trash into small convenient bundles.

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Origin of compactor

First recorded in 1945–50; compact1 + -or2
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