[kuhm-pak-ter, kom-pak-]
an appliance that crushes and compresses trash into small convenient bundles.

1945–50; compact1 + -or2 Unabridged
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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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