packing plant

  1. an establishment for processing and packing foods, especially meat, to be sold at wholesale.

Origin of packing plant

First recorded in 1825–35
  • Also called packing house .

Words Nearby packing plant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use packing plant in a sentence

  • Many factors operated against the success of de Mores' packing plant, which opened in the fall of 1883.

    North Dakota | Various
  • The same issue of the paper cites that the town should have a pork packing plant as well as a paper mill.

    History of Linn County Iowa | Luther A. Brewer
  • He was concerned in a packing plant at Kansas City, a business into which he was drawn by others, and of which he knew nothing.

    The Story of the Outlaw | Emerson Hough
  • Four was assigned the loading dock of a meat-packing plant, but the night watchman wouldn't allow them to stay.

    Solomon's Orbit | William Carroll
  • Early in the morning we reached the village of San Salvador with its beef-packing plant.