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Noun butchery has 3 senses
  1. abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse - a building where animals are butchered
    --1 is a kind of building, edifice
    Derived form: verb butcher1
  2. butchery, butchering - the business of a butcher
    --2 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --2 has parts: slaughter
    Derived form: verb butcher1
  3. 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:
     bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue; Alamo; Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
    Derived form: verb butcher1
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