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Meaning of BUTCHERY

Pronunciation:  'bûchuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the savage and excessive killing of many people
  2. [n]  the business of a butcher
  3. [n]  a building where animals are butchered
 

BUTCHERY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: abattoir, butchering, carnage, mass murder, massacre, shambles, slaughter, slaughterhouse
 
 See Also: Alamo, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, building, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, Custer's Last Stand, edifice, execution, homicide, Little Bighorn, murder, slaying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Butch"er*y\, n. [OE. bocherie shambles, fr. F.
boucherie. See {Butcher}, n.]
1. The business of a butcher. [Obs.]

2. Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual
   barbarity; great or cruel slaughter. --Shak.

         The perpetration of human butchery.   --Prescott.

3. A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is
   shed. [Obs.]

         Like as an ox is hanged in the butchery. --Fabyan.

Syn: Murder; slaughter; carnage. See {Massacre}.

 

 

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