meaning of butchering

butchering meaning in General Dictionary

the company of a butcher

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  • business of a butcher
  • of Butcher
  • the company of a butcher.
  • The work of slaughtering; the work of killing cruelly and needlessly.

butchering meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butcher

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  • (n.) The business of a butcher.
  • (n.) The work of slaughtering; the act of killing cruelly and unnecessarily.

Sentence Examples with the word butchering

Doubtless one leading reason why the world declines honouring us whalemen, is this: they think that, at best, our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business; and that when actively engaged therein, we are surrounded by all manner of defilements.

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