Definition of slaughterman in English:

slaughterman

noun

  • A person employed to kill animals for food.

    • ‘She will not forget the day Ministry slaughtermen arrived on the farm.’
    • ‘The place where his family has farmed since 1540 has fallen silent since the slaughtermen came on Saturday to destroy his 1,600 sheep and his beef herd.’
    • ‘Foot-and-mouth disease is now in its sixth month and almost four million animals in Britain have faced the slaughterman.’
    • ‘Slaughtermen culling sheep during the foot-and-mouth crisis were leaving loaded guns unattended, a court was told yesterday.’
    • ‘- There was an absence of resources such as trucks, slaughter men and guns which led to a backlog of carcasses lying on the ground.’
    • ‘Further details were also revealed yesterday about a culling incident at Niffany Farm, Skipton, where two cows escaped from slaughtermen.’
    • ‘A slaughterman who killed a colleague while they culled sheep during the foot-and-mouth crisis was cleared of manslaughter yesterday.’
    • ‘Terrible tales abound about farmers who only became aware of a local cull when they saw the slaughtermen at work in neighbouring fields; or ministry vets travelling from infected farm to farm, possibly spreading the disease.’
    • ‘His dad was a butcher and slaughterman who was often out of work in the depression, and times were hard.’
    • ‘A son feared his father died from the human form of mad cow disease due to a life-time exposure to offal in his career as a slaughterman.’
    • ‘Today he is a slaughterman, but his pro-hunting boss gives him days off to work as terrier man for the York and Ainsty South.’
    • ‘It emerged that a slaughterman, a trained marksman, tried to kill the animals with a .22 rifle from a vehicle, with a vet present.’
    • ‘The two latest suspected cases were disclosed a day after it emerged a slaughterman in north Cumbria was undergoing tests for the disease.’
    • ‘The slaughter-man scowled and looked over his shoulder at the welter of sweating, agitated horses: he was needed to quell the unrest in the yard.’
    meat seller, meat merchant, meat trader
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Pronunciation:

slaughterman

/ˈslɔːtəmən/