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[kuh m-pak-ter, kom-pak-] /kəmˈpæk tər, ˈkɒm pæk-/
an appliance that crushes and compresses trash into small convenient bundles.
Origin of compactor
1945-50; compact1 + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He exited the cab of his truck at the unloading site and was struck by a compactor that was backing up.
  • After the compactor has been calibrated, place the spring deflection device in position under the compactor foot.
  • The valve protects the compactor from damaging pressures and flows, enhancing reliability.
  • The compactor cycle was therefore able to be engaged while the truck was moving from stop-to-stop.

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