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

 butch·ery /ˈbʊʧri, ˈbʊʧə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Butch·er·y n.
 1. The business of a butcher. [Obs.]
 2. Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
    The perpetration of human butchery.   --Prescott.
 3. A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed. [Obs.]
    Like as an ox is hanged in the butchery.   --Fabyan.
 Syn: -- Murder; slaughter; carnage. See Massacre.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a building where animals are butchered [syn: abattoir, shambles,
      2: the business of a butcher [syn: butchering]
      3: the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn: slaughter,
          massacre, mass murder, carnage]