Adjective "meatpacking" definition and examples

(Meatpacking may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmiːtpakɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The business of preparing and packing meat for transportation and sale.
  1. as modifier 'wages in the meatpacking industry have been on a steady decline'
  2. 'The Foundation is housed in a 19-century warehouse in Manhattan's meatpacking district.'
  3. 'A generation ago, meatpacking workers earned some of the highest wages of any industrial workers in the United States.'
  4. 'Industries include textiles, meatpacking, beer brewing, and the manufacture of soap, cigarettes, and construction materials.'
  5. 'He worked at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa.'
  6. 'Processors and retailers continue to merge and grow more powerful - as do other segments of production agriculture, such as meatpacking and poultry farming.'

More definitions

1. 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"plants can be meatpacking."

"industries can be meatpacking."

"sectors can be meatpacking."

Origin

(meat packing)