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