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noun plural -men
  1. a person employed to kill animals in a slaughterhouse
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Examples from the Web for slaughterman

Historical Examples of slaughterman

  • The slaughterman and carcase-butcher of Bloomsbury, and Newton-street, Holborn.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

    Joseph Grimaldi

  • Somewhere here, he knew, slept Donnan's slaughterman, and it was possible that in this place Donald might be held in captivity.

  • But Cleaver's boy, who in early youth had come from Blackburn with his father, the slaughterman, said it was "Bully-rot!"

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • Father killed by coming in contact with a diseased sheep, being a slaughterman.

    Mystic London:

    Charles Maurice Davies

  • Physiognomically the slaughterman carries his trade-mark legibly enough.

    No Animal Food

    Rupert H. Wheldon