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)
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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.
Then the slaughterer said he would do as she wished; and cut off the head, and nailed it up under the dark gate.
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.
We also had two great triumphs last month - exclusively revealing the date on which Tony Blair was to announce the election and saving Phoenix the calf from the slaughterer by getting Government policy on the foot and mouth cull changed.
Former pig slaughterer Smith yesterday admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the animals.
Slaughterer and meat processor Chitty Food Group is to close its Congerstone killing plant in Warwickshire, which it bought in 1999.
Father Jim has built up an enterprise as a licensed horse slaughterer with his sons Shane, Jamie, Carl and Douglas as fellow directors.
Tuesday saw the start of a long awaited court battle in New Zealand between two major meat suppliers to the UK--the industry leading slaughterer PPCS and smaller processor Richmond.
Unfortunately the big slaughterer companies ignored this instruction and despite putting our objections before Defra on many occasions they still feel confident about continuing to do so," said Mr Forster.
The better total return from the lower deadweight price was, of course, a consequence of differing killing out percentages, 58 for the bulls sold to the slaughterer buying kidney knob and channel fat against only 53 under the supermarket supplier's tougher ex-KKCF regime.
The easiest solution is to give them up immediately to a knacker's yard, hunt kennel or casualty slaughterer because they will become an even greater financial burden if they are kept any longer.
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.