Definition for packer (2 of 3)
- a wrapping of the body in wet or dry clothes for therapeutic purposes.
- the cloths so used.
- Obsolete. the state of being so wrapped.
- Also called pack wall. a rubble wall for supporting a roof.
- any of various other roof supports of timber, timber and rubble, or rubble and wire mesh.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to dispatch: We packed the kids off to camp for the summer.
- to leave hastily.
Origin of pack1
Definition for packer (3 of 3)
Origin of pack3
Examples from the Web for packer
Freshway Foods A fresh produce processor and packer, Freshway Logistics is a for-hire carrier of mainly refrigerated products.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage|Abby Haglage|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Packer saved the literary aspirations for other aspects of the book, and those work less well.
Packer writes about these people and their milieus beautifully and precisely; respectfully and, when warranted, critically.
In Cosmopolis, Packer Capital uses complex fractal modeling, based on patterns in nature, to map data in the markets.In ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Depicts Financial World Gone Mad|Alex Klein|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It now seems Packer may have also tired of the money-hungry church.Rupert Murdoch Attacks Scientology Because It Once Courted His Son Lachlan|Paula Froelich|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Anyhow, we've got here ahead of the logging crowd and I'm mighty glad," said the first packer.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
But just as Packer went out into the passage for the sake of giving the order he met Mr. Gilmore, and ushered him into the room.The Vicar of Bullhampton|Anthony Trollope
"I do hope she won't stay up there in the cold," said Mrs. Packer in an outburst of anxiety.The Life of Nancy|Sarah Orne Jewett
Take a rifle and the Indian packer, and try to get down the east side of the range by the neck below the buttress.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
"Oh—ah—Packer," called the star, as the actors moved toward the doors.Harlequin and Columbine|Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for packer (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for packer (2 of 3)
- a bundle or load, esp one carried on the back
- (as modifier)a pack animal
- a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc
- (in combination)pack-sealed
- a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp for its soothing effect
- a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp to control bleeding
Derived Formspackable, adjective
Word Origin for pack
British Dictionary definitions for packer (3 of 3)
Word Origin for pack
Medicine definitions for packer (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for packer (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with packer
In addition to the idioms beginning with pack
- pack a punch
- packed in like sardines
- pack it in
- pack off
- pack them in
- Joe six-pack
- send someone about his or her business (packing)