from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A firm that slaughters, processes, and packs livestock into meat and meat products.
  • n. A firm that processes and packs food products other than meat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A factory-like facility for the butchering of meat animals, processing the meat into smaller cuts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where foodstuffs are processed and packed.
  • n. A plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An establishment in which provisions, especially beef and pork, are packed.

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

  • n. a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
  • n. a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products


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  • There are no data on the number of full-time, year-round agricultural workers, such as packinghouse employees.

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  • Purcell 1953 found that packinghouse employees were more ready to blame their lower-status supervisors than their top managers for difficulties entailed in trying to comply with directions.

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  • Dual allegiance was found in 73% of packinghouse employees, 88% of union stewards, and 57% of company supervisors Purcell, 1953.

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  • I could barely discern what was left of the packinghouse.


  • Back at the site near the old packinghouse I laid Rudy down where Jewel could see him.


  • What had happened to the Ashburns, who had gone to the packinghouse for safety?


  • As we passed the train station, the lights from our truck revealed people struggling along the railroad bed toward the station or the packinghouse.


  • I noticed that a group of people had gathered near the packinghouse next to the train station.


  • Dad and I raced to the railroad bed, where a wall of the packinghouse lay tipped on its side.


  • I held back the urge to jump out and join the Ashburns at the packinghouse.



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