Definition of butchery noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    butchery

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbʊtʃəri//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1cruel, violent, and unnecessary killing When are they going to put an end to this butchery?
  2. 2the work of preparing meat to be sold
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