Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


or com·pact·er  (kəm-păk′tər, kŏm′păk′-)
An appliance that compresses trash for ease of disposal.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


a machine that compacts something, esp rubbish
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(kəmˈpæk tər, ˈkɒm pæk-)

an appliance that crushes and compresses trash into small convenient bundles.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
'Domestic garbage collection management in the area will include the Smart Waste Solution concept, and feature the use of a new high-tech compactor truck made in Japan,' he said when handing over the compactors to the council today.
The BiancoA(r) B-Kompact 600 felt compactor guarantees excellent shrinkage, thus improving the dimensional stability of knitted fabrics and additionally ensures an excellent handle.
Case Construction Equipment, a CNH Industrial brand, has celebrated the production of the 10,000 th vibratory compactor at its manufacturing plant in Pithampur, India amid its highest monthly sales volume in 25 years of operation.
AFTER installing five Fixed Compactor Transfer Stations in the central zone, South Municipal Corporation of Delhi has plans to expand its waste management project by installing 30 such stations in its south and west zones.
6 June 2016 - US-based waste compactor monitoring systems company OnePlus Corp.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global trash compactor market to grow at a CAGR of 2.44% during the period 2016-2020.
What about that trash compactor that I pulled out of the kitchen and stuck in the corner of the garage?
South Miami, FL, October 08, 2014 --( A simple yet innovative new product designed to greatly improve the functionality of a widely used waste disposal accessory, the Hoover Multi-Purpose Compactor, has been developed by Jan Hoover Johnson of Savannah, Georgia.
Food compactor systems are tailored to the specific needs of diverse processing requirements to handle food waste and byproducts.
He dove into a garbage chute, which went straight down to the basement trash compactor, 210 feet below.
With the PCF34 and PCF64 flat-top plate compactor attachments.