Definition of meatpacking
: the wholesale meat industry
Recent Examples of meatpacking from the Web
Mr. Dawkins grew up in Louisville, Ill., where his family ran a grocery store and meatpacking plant.
Immigrants tend to concentrate in cities where jobs are more plentiful, though smaller groups have also gravitated toward rural farming towns with crops and meatpacking plants that depend on migrant labor.
The live music venue and cocktail bar in New York City’s meatpacking district offered its last show on June 13.
Kearney County Hospital is working with Tyson Foods, which employs translators at its meatpacking plant outside Garden City, to help find the volunteers for the program.
Located in the once-gritty meatpacking district on the Near West Side, the plant is now something of an anachronism amid the trendy restaurants, bars and office buildings that have sprung up in recent years.
The gentrification of the meatpacking district, where Jeffrey New York opened in 1999, spilled into the far West Village, turning the area into a shopping and dining playground.
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. was the city's largest employer, and a now-empty meatpacking plant also offered good wages.
The technology, fashion, farming, horse racing, meatpacking, and trucking industries, to name a few, are substantially driven by the labor, knowledge and spending power of visa holders and undocumented immigrants.
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Definition of meatpacking for English Language Learners
: the business of killing animals for meat and getting the meat ready to be sold
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