slaughterer


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slaugh·ter

 (slô′tər)
n.
1. The killing of animals especially for food.
2. The killing of a large number of people; a massacre: "I could not give my name to aid the slaughter in this war, fought on both sides for grossly material ends" (Sylvia Pankhurst).
tr.v. slaugh·tered, slaugh·ter·ing, slaugh·ters
1. To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
2.
a. To kill (people) in large numbers; massacre.
b. To kill in a violent or brutal manner.

[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slātr, butchery.]

slaugh′ter·er n.
slaugh′ter·ous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slaughterer - a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
knacker - someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills

slaughterer

noun
Translations

slaughterer

[ˈslɔːtərəʳ] Njifero/a m/f, matarife mf

slaughterer

n (lit)Schlachter(in) m(f); (fig)Schlächter(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Then the slaughterer said he would do as she wished; and cut off the head, and nailed it up under the dark gate.
You ask me, my father, to tell you the tale of the youth of Umslopogaas, holder of the iron Chieftainess, the axe Groan-maker, who was named Bulalio the Slaughterer, and of his love for Nada, the most beautiful of Zulu women.
Have you noticed that it is the most civilised gentlemen who have been the subtlest slaughterers, to whom the Attilas and Stenka Razins could not hold a candle, and if they are not so conspicuous as the Attilas and Stenka Razins it is simply because they are so often met with, are so ordinary and have become so familiar to us.
and whether his support for Syria's slaughterer will decline or continue but in other ways ?
While an experienced kosher slaughterer can kill thousands of chickens a day without error, a beginning student might have a success rate of just over 3 percent.
He accused the opposition fighters of preventing citizens form leaving or entering the areas they control, and use them as human shields, abuse them, slaughterer them, and prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The people want to bring the slaughterer to trial," shouted the protesters who marched from Change Square, epicenter of the uprising that began nearly a year ago, towards Sittin Avenue in the northern district of Sanaa.
Round Green Farm, which is the sole slaughterer of British venison for Waitrose, is seeking an additional 1,500 animals to meet the growing demand from both Waitrose and its business supplying restaurants and farmers' markets.
Horse slaughterer John Webster, who happened to be passing at the time, helped firefighters lift the animal back up using straps.
Born in a goose-plucking factory during the Russian pogroms, It sik Malpesh believes he owes his life to the daughter of a kosher slaughterer.
BOTTOM: Ormesby Road Methodist Chapel Women's Own in 1936 TOP: The flood taken in September 1932 on Borough Road East, Middlesbrough, opposite the slaughterhouse where Miss Wilkinson was one-time slaughterer.
descent, not from the slaughterer, but from the ram.