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slaughterman Line breaks: slaugh¦ter|man
Pronunciation: /ˈslɔːtəmən/

Definition of slaughterman in English:

noun

A person employed to kill animals for food.
Example sentences
  • His dad was a butcher and slaughterman who was often out of work in the depression, and times were hard.
  • The two latest suspected cases were disclosed a day after it emerged a slaughterman in north Cumbria was undergoing tests for the disease.
  • Foot-and-mouth disease is now in its sixth month and almost four million animals in Britain have faced the slaughterman.

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