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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 butch·er /ˈbʊʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Butch·er n.
 1. One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
 2. A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle. Butcher of an innocent child.”
 Butcher's meat, such flesh of animals slaughtered for food as is sold for that purpose by butchers, as beef, mutton, lamb, and pork.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Butch·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Butchered p. pr. & vb. n. Butchering.]
 1. To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.
 2. To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.
    [Ithocles] was murdered, rather butchered.   --Ford.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a retailer of meat [syn: meatman]
      2: a brutal indiscriminate murderer
      3: a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market [syn: slaughterer]
      4: someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence [syn: bungler,
          blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack,
          botcher, fuckup]
      v : kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They
          slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter" [syn: