Pronunciation: (pak'it), [key]
1. a small group or package of anything: a packet of letters.
2. Also called pack'et boat", pack'et ship". a small vessel that carries mail, passengers, and goods regularly on a fixed route, esp. on rivers or along coasts.
3. Cards.a part of a pack of cards after being cut.
4. Informal.a large amount of money.
5. Brit. Slang.
a. a painful blow or beating.
b. misfortune or failure.
to bind up in a package or parcel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.