butchery butchery  /ˈbʊ tʃə ri/


  1. (n) a building where animals are butchered
  2. (n) the business of a butcher
  3. (n) the savage and excessive killing of many people


  1. Brouillard, still fresh after six rounds of arduous butchery, smashed his ribs and then his face with jolting lefts.
  2. To try to solve the mystery, Carter commissioned an anatomical study of the corpse in 1925 that turned out to be less autopsy than butchery.
  3. Palin is standing in the middle of all the butchery in track shorts, flashing her now familiar beauty-queen smile.


  • Valley refugees celebrate safe new homes

    Those who fled bullets and butchery in their homelands gathered Saturday at World Refugee Day at Downey High School to celebrate a new day and a fresh start.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee


  1. The pope had made a moving speech, Lau said, but "something was missing. There was no mention of the Germans or the Nazis who participated in the butchery, nor a word of regret".
    on May 11, 2009 By: Yisrael Meir Lau Source: Reuters India

  2. "The man who may have actually killed Pearl or at least participated in his butchery, we eventually discovered, was none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al-Qaida's No. 3," Musharraf wrote in "In The Line of Fire," released Monday.
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I've known him for six years, we were very close. He was a nice guy, very humble. He was always working hard no matter what, and was always helping at the butchery, opening up the shop and doing his bit," Yengeni said.
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: Tony Yengeni Source: Independent Online

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