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From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Trade, Finance, Transport
consolidatorcon‧sol‧i‧da‧tor /kənˈsɒlədeɪtə-ˈsɑːlədeɪtər/ noun [countable]1FINANCE a larger company that takes control of smaller onesIn view of its size, the company has been seen as a possible consolidator in the European insurance industry.2COMMERCE a business that brings together and sells at a reduced price things that other producers or suppliers have not been able to sellConsolidators buy up surplus airline tickets and offer bargain prices.3COMMERCETRANSPORTa transport company that combines small loads sent by different companies into bigger onesContainer transport documents are issued frequently by freight forwarders or consolidators.
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