Butcher's meat
Butcher Butch"er (b[.u]ch"[~e]r), n. [OE. bochere, bochier, OF. bochier, F. boucher, orig., slaughterer of buck goats, fr. OF. boc, F. bouc, a buck goat; of German or Celtic origin. See {Buck} the animal.] 1. One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food. [1913 Webster]

2. A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle. ``Butcher of an innocent child.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Butcher's meat}, such flesh of animals slaughtered for food as is sold for that purpose by butchers, as beef, mutton, lamb, and pork. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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