Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The business or activity of slaughtering animals and preparing the meat for sale.

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  • noun US The slaughter and further processing of animals for meat

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  • noun wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)

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Examples

  • Were you under the impression that the unsafe conditions in meatpacking had largely been eliminated and that the United States 'beef and poultry industry set the standard for other countries?

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  • Though the outbreak seemed small, the investigation took on urgency because the disease was serious, and health officials worried that it might indicate a new risk to other workers in meatpacking.

    Mystery Disease Among Slaughterhouse Workers « Isegoria

  • With the help of 150 million euros from the Italian government and others, she has wrought in the Flaminia district -- once a kind of meatpacking area -- a remarkably successful integration of the old military barracks which was its core and the muscular structure which has grown alongside it.

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  • [And] there are other industries — such as meatpacking, construction trade, and tobacco — that are heavily dependent on it, and those industries would be impacted as well.

    ‘Zero Impact’

  • "Workers in some of America's most dangerous industries such as meatpacking, poultry and construction ... are being forced by their employers to pay for their own safety gear because of OSHA's failure to finish the PPE rule," a joint statement by the two labor groups declared.

    Unions sue Bush Dept. of Labor over worker deaths; 50 deaths, 400,000 injuries tied to OSHA's inaction

  • In many industries, such as meatpacking, the influx of immigrant workers, many of whom are undocumented, corresponds to the decline in union representation, and a resulting decline in wages, benefits and safety precautions.

    Firedoglake » Immigrant Workers: Impaled, Shredded And Buried Alive

  • Agents zeroed in on industries such as meatpacking that had come to depend on the undocumented work force.

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  • But Santa Cruz maintains that it could be used as a source of energy for smaller local enterprise, such as meatpacking plants, poultry or fish farming and plant nurseries.

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  • But Santa Cruz maintains that it could be used as a source of energy for smaller local enterprise, such as meatpacking plants, poultry or fish farming and plant nurseries.

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  • Agents zeroed in on industries such as meatpacking that had come to depend on the undocumented work force.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

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