meat packing


meat packing
activity of the meat industry, slaughtering of animals and preparing them for sale

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • meat-packing — meat .packing n [U] AmE the preparation of animals that have been killed so that they can be sold as meat ▪ the meat packing industry >meat packer n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • meat-packing — meat ,packing noun uncount AMERICAN the process or industry of preparing dead animals to be sold for food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • meat packing — noun wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers) • Syn: ↑meatpacking, ↑meat packing business • Hypernyms: ↑packaging * * * meat packer. the business or industry of slaughtering …   Useful english dictionary

  • meat-packing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the wholesale meat industry including slaughtering, processing, and distribution to retailers * * * meat packing UK US noun [uncountable] american the process or industry of preparing dead animals to be sold for food… …   Useful english dictionary

  • meat-packing — noun Meat packing is used before these nouns: ↑district …   Collocations dictionary

  • meat packing — meat packer. the business or industry of slaughtering cattle and other meat animals and processing the carcasses for sale, sometimes including the packaging of processed meat products. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • meat-packing — noun (U) AmE the preparation of dead animals so that they can be sold as meat: the meatpacking industry meat packer noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • meat-packing — UK / US noun [uncountable] American the process or industry of preparing dead animals to be sold for food …   English dictionary

  • Meat packing industry — The William Davies Company facilities in Toronto, Canada, circa 1920. This facility was then the second largest pork packing plant in North America. The meat packing industry handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of… …   Wikipedia

  • meat-packing business — noun wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers) • Syn: ↑meatpacking, ↑meat packing • Hypernyms: ↑packaging …   Useful english dictionary


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