meatpacking

noun
meat·​pack·​ing | \ ˈmēt-ˌpa-kiŋ How to pronounce meatpacking (audio) \

Definition of meatpacking

: the wholesale meat industry

Examples of meatpacking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In places like Storm Lake, Denison, and Columbus Junction, where there is an abundance of meatpacking and agricultural jobs, Latinos make up almost half of the population. NBC News, "Iowa's Asian and Latino Coalition endorses Kamala Harris for the 2020 caucus," 13 Aug. 2019 But by the end of the century, the population was 20 percent Hispanic: primarily Mexicans drawn to the area’s poultry farms and meatpacking plant. Michael E. Miller, Twin Cities, "Worthington schools are crowded with migrant kids, but voters — including their bus driver — balk at expansion," 23 Sep. 2019 But by the end of the century, the population was 20 percent Hispanic: primarily Mexicans drawn to the area’s poultry farms and meatpacking plant. Washington Post, "Immigrant kids fill this town’s schools. Their bus driver is leading the backlash.," 22 Sep. 2019 Counne currently operates a pilot farm in a 250-square-foot space at The Plant, a food business incubator housed in a former meatpacking factory in the shadow of the old Union Stockyards. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Many have tried and failed to make vertical indoor farming work. One Chicago entrepreneur thinks he can do it.," 7 Aug. 2019 Other food companies including Nestlé SA, Unilever PLC and Brazilian meatpacking conglomerate JBS SA also aim to use their test kitchens and distribution networks to make meat imitations. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Tyson’s New Nuggets Swap In Peas for Chicken, as Meatless Frenzy Grows," 13 June 2019 Dumas, a town of 15,000 people in the Texas Panhandle that is half Latino and has a large meatpacking plant nearby, was the destination for 56 families, more than Denver, Phoenix or Seattle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Shelter’s registration forms give portrait of asylum seekers," 28 Aug. 2019 Dumas, a town of 15,000 people in the Texas Panhandle that is half Latino and has a large meatpacking plant nearby, was the destination for 56 families, more than Denver, Phoenix or Seattle. Washington Post, "Shelter data pinpoints US destinations of asylum seekers," 28 Aug. 2019 In 2003, nearly 1,300 workers who were arrested in raids at Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in the Midwest had passed an E-Verify check. Los Angeles Times, "E-Verify is intended to detect workers without legal status. How do immigrants get around it?," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of meatpacking

1857, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Meatpacking.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meatpacking. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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meatpacking

noun
How to pronounce meatpacking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of meatpacking

US : the business of killing animals for meat and getting the meat ready to be sold

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