Butchery

Definition of Butchery

Butch´er`y
n.1.The business of a butcher.
2.Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
The perpetration of human butchery.
- Prescott.
3.A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.
Like as an ox is hanged in the butchery.
- Fabyan.

Related Words

abattoir, building, butcher, edifice, shambles, slaughter, slaughterhouse
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