meat packing

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noun

the business or industry of slaughtering cattle and other meat animals and processing the carcasses for sale, sometimes including the packaging of processed meat products.

Origin of meat packing

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Related formsmeat packer, noun
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Contemporary Examples of meat packing

  • The reason I'm asking is that labor in the meat-packing and agricultural industries is largely supplied or—to make a funny joke!

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    The Hypocritical War on 'Illegals'

    Chris Weitz

    October 29, 2011

Historical Examples of meat packing