Definitions

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  • n. Agent noun of slaughter; one who slaughters.
  • n. A butcher (as a profession or job).
  • n. A ritual slaughterer, kosher slaughterer, kosher butcher, shochet / shokhet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who slaughters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in slaughtering; a butcher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Here is more -- a lot more -- about the pishtacos (pistaku), an alternate word for a monstrous figure in folk mythology in Peru: the ñaqak, Quechua for "slaughterer" or "sacrificer".

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Here is more--a lot more--about the pishtacos pistaku, an alternate word for a monstrous figure in folk mythology in Peru: the ñaqak, Quechua for "slaughterer" or "sacrificer".

    Ñakaq attack

  • He only comes into his own when crowned, turning Macbeth into a berserk, snickering slaughterer who is prey to nightmarish fantasies: most sensationally when he imagines Banquo's ghost slitting his throat.

    Macbeth - review

  • This budding sub-sector of the meat industry caters to Muslims who want to follow their faith's rules -- to be certain that the animal has been slaughtered humanely with a knife to the throat, that the animal is pointed toward Mecca and that it dies as the slaughterer recites a prayer.

    Business caters to Muslim immigrants seeking to fulfill ritual animal sacrifices

  • This budding sub-sector of the meat industry caters mainly to Muslims who want to follow their faith's rules -- to be certain that the animal has been slaughtered humanely with a knife to the throat, that the animal is pointed toward Mecca and that it dies as the slaughterer recites a prayer.

    Local farmers tap niche market for goat slaughter

  • We hear it in the ravings of Baruch Goldstein, the slaughterer of Muslims at the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • The main point, which Ebert elaborates on, is that 3-D is indeed just an imagination slaughterer.

    Reger Ebert's dead right: 3-D just sucks (insert your own funny noun here)

  • Here's the blurb that comes from Bloody Disgusting through Quiet Earth: A family find themselves in the middle of a century old grudge between a vengeful undead cowboy and the re-awakened Lilith, mother to the Succubi, ruler of shadows, slaughterer of children, and consort to the devil himself.

    Filmstalker: Umbrage British horror trailer online

  • There's another exception: the blessing a shochet, or ritual slaughterer, says before slaughtering animals or poultry.

    Benyamin Cohen: 'Kosher Nation': An Interview with Sue Fishkoff

  • We never bat an eye when an eight-year-old boy wants to dress up as that genocidal, galaxy-destroying, slaughterer-of-children known as Darth Vader. ...

    Archive 2010-04-01

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