pre·​slaugh·​ter ˌprē-ˈslȯ-tər How to pronounce preslaughter (audio)
variants or pre-slaughter
: of, relating to, or occurring in the time before an animal is slaughtered
preslaughter inspection of cattle
preslaughter testing

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preslaughter was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near preslaughter

Cite this Entry

“Preslaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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