packer

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pack + -er

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packer (plural packers)

  1. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation; as, a pork packer or a household goods packer.
    When his back problems kept him from lifting furniture, his skill as a packer kept him employed.
  2. (computing) A software program that compresses code or data.
    • 2009, Harlan Carvey, Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit
      Many times, the malware authors will use packers and even encryption tools to disguise their software...

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