• WordNet 3.6
    • n packer a hiker who wears a backpack
    • n packer a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
    • n packer a workman employed to pack things into containers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing
    • packer A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation or for the market; as, a pork packer .
    • packer 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-to-10.
    • n packer One who packs; specifically, a person whose business it is to pack goods for transportation.
    • n packer One who prepares and packs provisions, as beef, pork, oysters, fruit, etc., for preservation or for market.
    • n packer A machine used for packing.
    • n packer One who is engaged in transporting goods, etc., on pack-animals.
    • n packer A government officer charged with the inspection of provisions packed for export.
    • n packer 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 packer 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 packer Same as pack-animal.
    • n packer 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 packer In a type-setting machine, an assembler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only loss Packers' coach Vince Lombardi ever suffered in the postseason was to the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13, in the 1960 NFL championship game.
    • Packer one who packs: one who cures and packs provisions: any device to fill the space between the tubing and the sides of an oil-well, &c
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  • Vince Lombardi
    “The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. pac, Bret. pak, a bundle; cf. Ger. pack, Dut. pak.


In literature:

They are unloaded at the cattle-pens near the railroad, and thence shipped to pork-packers at Chicago.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
She did not fail, therefore, to notice that three persons were catered for by the packer of the basket.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
When he left, I was as lonesome as a retired pork packer dabbling in the fine arts.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Pick in baskets; deliver to packers in orchard.
"The Apple" by Various
Presently some packers came along who said they had been to the end of the road, and that they were lost.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
Alfred Howard, age 28, coal packer, born in New York.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
The fur company brigades always had escort of armed guard and provision packers.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
The Peace Packers, it came to me.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The breeds and other packers who accompanied the party became insolent and purposely lost their loads.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Many prefer to pack in sausage casings, either home prepared or purchased of a dealer in packers' supplies.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton

In poetry:

Shouting, as upon a gallows
A grim effigy they bore,
"Be the name of Thomas Packer
A reproach forevermore!"
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
And a messenger alighted,
Crying to the crowd, "Make way!
This I bear to Sheriff Packer;
'Tis a pardon for Ruth Blay!"
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
But these words of Sheriff Packer
Rang above the swelling noise:
"Must I wait and lose my dinner?
Draw away the cart, my boys!"
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
"Awm gooin' into th' Packer-street,
As far as th' Gowden Bell;
To taste o' Daniel's Kesmus ale."
TIM.—"I cud like o saup mysel'."
"Tim Bobbin' Grave" by Samuel Bamford
And that night, with burning bosoms,
Muttering curses fierce and loud,
At the house of Sheriff Packer
Gathered the indignant crowd,--
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton
Again swings the lash on the high mountain trail,
And the pipe of the packer is scenting the gale;
The oath and the jest ringing high o'er the plain,
Where the smut is not always confined to the grain.
"California Madrigal" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

NBC's Dungy thinks Packers are headed for 16-0.
The Packers' eighth-year quarterback will come into MetLife Stadium this Sunday night to take on.
Packers move past replacement ref controversy, eke out victory vs Saints.
An interception eluded the Packers in the fourth quarter on Sunday when Tramon Williams and Morgan Burnett (42) collided going for a ball that was batted in the air.
Yes, the Green Bay Packers do have a real, live, legitimate quarterback.
Packers' McCarthy wants his team to crank up their energy level .
The Packers expect that around 90% of their carries feature positive yardage.
Cutler talks big, plays small vs Packers.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by Green Bay Packer Jerel Worthy.
Zach Kruse Packers Fan Columnist.
Big plays evaporate from Packers offense.
On the Packers' drop in explosiveness .
Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesAaron Rodgers' downfield passing attack has been held in check over the Packers' last four games.
After another offseason spent discussing their offensive balance, we all know the Green Bay Packers won't suddenly turn themselves away from their potent passing game.
PACKERS / Aaron Rodgers QB 'playing at a level that other guys haven't ever played'.

In science:

Packer associates an induced flow (R, N/Γ) to the flow (Z, Tn ) generated by α, where N is a simply connected nilpotent Lie group of dimension n + 1, Γ is a cocompact subgroup of N , and the action of R is given by translation on the left by exp sX for s ∈ R and some X ∈ n, the Lie algebra of N .
$C^\ast$-algebras from Anzai flows and their $K$-groups
Packer, K -theoretic invariants for C ∗ -algebras associated to transformations and induced flows, J.
$C^\ast$-algebras from Anzai flows and their $K$-groups
Packer, Strong Morita equivalence for Heisenberg C ∗ -algebras and the positive cones of their K0 -groups, Canad. J.
$C^\ast$-algebras from Anzai flows and their $K$-groups
The module Λ is closely related to a Hilbert module introduced by Packer and Rieffel in [PR04].
Frames generated by actions of countable discrete groups
Fryxell, J.M., Mosser, A., Sinclair, A.R.E., Packer, C.: Group formation stabilizes predator–prey dynamics.
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics