meatpacking

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

Definition of meatpacking

: the wholesale meat industry

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Brantley owns Southeastern Provision meatpacking plant in Bean Station. Fox News, "Meatpacking plant owner pleads guilty after immigration raid," 13 Sep. 2018 Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of the Agriprocessors plant, which was then the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country, was eventually convicted of bank fraud in federal court. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "Immigration Agents Target 7-Eleven Stores in Push to Punish Employers," 10 Jan. 2018 Last month, Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive of what was the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking operation. USA TODAY, "Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states," 10 Jan. 2018 Last month, Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive of what was the nation's largest kosher meatpacking operation. Bloomberg.com, "Immigration Agents Descend on 7-Eleven Stores in 17 States," 10 Jan. 2018 Last month, Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive of what was the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking operation. Time, "100 7-Eleven Stores Hit With Pre-Dawn Immigration Raids," 10 Jan. 2018 Trump has also commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former chief executive of what was once the country's largest kosher meatpacking plant, who was convicted of more than 80 counts of financial fraud. John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump offers pardon for campaign finance violations to conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza," 31 May 2018 His stepfather was a maintenance worker at JBS Moyer, a meatpacking plant in Souderton, Pa. New York Times, "Lissette Flores, Amilcar Guzman," 24 June 2018 There’s no tally yet on how many children were affected by raids Tuesday at four meatpacking plants. Washington Post, "Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate," 24 June 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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meatpacking

noun

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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