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Meaning of butchery

butch•er•y

Pronunciation: (booch'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. a slaughterhouse.
  2. brutal or wanton slaughter of animals or humans; carnage.
  3. the trade or business of a butcher.
  4. the act of bungling or botching.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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