One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or business involved in preparing and packing meat for transportation and sale.‘he hired a local meatpacker to develop his thin, dried beef stick’
- ‘Twenty years ago meatpackers in the U.S. earned $18 per hour.’
- ‘The decision came in a case brought by Smithfield Foods, the nation's - and the world's - largest pork meatpacker.’
- ‘This has led to inflated beef prices, restaurants losing revenue and unemployment for about eight thousand American meatpackers.’
- ‘Ranchers must work more closely with meatpackers and distributors to make the operation more efficient.’
- ‘While the meatpackers have grown more powerful, the unions have grown much weaker.’
- ‘In 1946, almost two million workers, including 300,000 meatpackers and 750,000 steelworkers, walked picket lines.’
- ‘The injury rate among meatpackers is the highest of any US occupation.’
- ‘In 1970, the top four meatpackers controlled just 21 percent of the beef market.’
- ‘Working with a meatpacker in a neighboring community, the co-op has begun a brisk retail trade in beef halves, quarters and wrapped cuts.’
- ‘Meatpackers contend they have lost billions of dollars because of the lack of cattle to keep plants running efficiently.’
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