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Noun butchery has 3 senses
- abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse - a building where animals are butchered
--1 is a kind of building, edifice
- butchery, butchering - the business of a butcher
--2 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
--2 has parts: slaughter
- slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
--3 is a kind of murder, slaying, execution
--3 has particulars: