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 ?
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.
'Then tell one of your slaughterers to cut off the head of the horse I rode upon, for it was very unruly, and plagued me sadly on the road'; but the truth was, she was very much afraid lest Falada should some day or other speak, and tell all she had done to the princess.
They said according to the Islamic injunctions consumption of such foods was Haram if their slaughterer was unknown.
The slaughterer must use a sharp-edged instrument to sever the windpipe and gullet of the animalthe two tubes that the Talmud calls simanimusing a back-and-forth cutting motion.
The media official of PUK's branches of Nineveh, Ghaitha Surji told the website of (PUK) official website that "The international coalition aircraft bombed a vehicle of one of the leaders of Daash in Hadar district south of Mosul, killing a leader called" Saddam Hussein Yassin ", along with three others." pointing out that "another bombardment targeted the vehicle of the leading figure in Daash organization "Wesam the iron", nicknamed "slaughterer of Daash" killing him on the spot, along with four of his bodyguards.
and whether his support for Syria's slaughterer will decline or continue but in other ways ?, it said.
An experienced cattle or pig slaughterer is normally hired to butcher the carcass, it said, adding that tiger bones sold for an average of 14,000 yuan ($2,300) a kilogramme while the meat fetched 1,000 yuan a kilogramme.
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.
"They needed to be put into rescue and assessed, not shot in the head with a slaughterer's weapon.
In a statement on a website used by Al-Qaeda-allied groups from Gaza, a shadowy figure using the nom de guerre Abu Mohammed Al-Maqdessi made clear there was anger against Hamas: "The slaughterer in Gaza is Hamas.