Definition of meatpacking in English:



mass noun
  • The business of preparing and packing meat for transportation and sale.

    ‘industries like meatpacking and tourism face a tremendous labour shortage’
    as modifier ‘wages in the meatpacking industry have been on a steady decline’
    • ‘During the years that followed, wages at the meatpacking factories improved slightly.’
    • ‘He worked at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa.’
    • ‘The incomes available in meatpacking are relatively good compared to other available jobs.’
    • ‘A generation ago, meatpacking workers earned some of the highest wages of any industrial workers in the United States.’
    • ‘Workers at the meatpacking plants are poorly paid and overworked.’
    • ‘Processors and retailers continue to merge and grow more powerful - as do other segments of production agriculture, such as meatpacking and poultry farming.’
    • ‘Large feedlots and meatpacking corporations have lobbied against these strict regulations.’
    • ‘Industries include textiles, meatpacking, beer brewing, and the manufacture of soap, cigarettes, and construction materials.’
    • ‘Hazardous working conditions were not confined to the meatpacking industry.’
    • ‘This sort of black-market labour is now widespread in meatpacking, construction and garment manufacture.’
    • ‘The Foundation is housed in a 19-century warehouse in Manhattan's meatpacking district.’