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Noun: butchery  bû-chu-ree
  1. A building where animals are butchered
    - abattoir, shambles, slaughterhouse
  2. The business of a butcher
    - butchering
  3. The savage and excessive killing of many people
    - slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage

Derived forms: butcheries

Type of: building, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, edifice, execution, murder, slaying

Encyclopedia: Butchery