a person or thing that crunches.
Informal. a decisive blow, argument, event, or the like.

1945–50; crunch + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  cruncher
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a computer used for complex numerical calculations or data processing's 21st Century Lexicon
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And in almost every case, the number-cruncher wouldn't turn up anything.
Getting a mere number-cruncher to do so had long been thought impossible.
To get through the day, he made himself into an algorithm, a number cruncher.
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