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Definition of "butchering" []

  • Present participle of butcher. (verb)
  • The act by which someone or something is butchered; a slaughter or killing. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "butchering" in a sentence
  • "Jessica and Joshua Applestone made their name butchering pasture-raised beef, pork and lamb, and teaching others the art, in their shop in Kingston, N.Y. Now they have a store in Park Slope, Brooklyn."
  • "Unless the butchering is essential to the meaning of the story, then I usually fix it by paraphrasing."
  • "Lesson completed, he'd begin butchering the deer by slicing out the entrails, along with the heart, liver, kidneys, and other organs, letting them all drop into a 25-gallon plastic "gutbucket" that he'd later haul off on his four-wheeler to a distant fenceline — a gift to the local coyotes."