- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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!The Hypocritical War on 'Illegals'
October 29, 2011
Industrially the city is important for its stockyards and its meat-packing interests.
Four was assigned the loading dock of a meat-packing plant, but the night watchman wouldn't allow them to stay.Solomon's Orbit
The grain-milling and meat-packing industries afford ample illustration, and the attending concentration is readily apparent.State of the Union Addresses of Warren Harding
Denver has also large foundries and machine shops, flour and grist mills, and slaughtering and meat-packing establishments.
Next in importance are the tobacco, meat-packing, and malt-liquor industries.Great Cities of the United States
Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth