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butcher in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbutcherbutch‧er1 /ˈbʊtʃə $ -ər/ ●●○ S3 noun  1 butcher.jpg BODF[countable] someone who owns or works in a shop that sells meat2 the butcher’s3 KILL[countable] someone who has killed someone else cruelly and unnecessarily, especially someone who has killed a lot of people4 have/take a butcher’s
Examples from the Corpus
butcherHe had been hired by a butcher in the Shambles.Also patron of artists, butchers, glassworkers, notaries, painters, and surgeons.And in Butcher Row there were 29 butchers, including a Master Butcher who features in the books.He had a couple of hundred dollars on top of the dashboard, folded in butcher wrap stained with lamb-chop blood.Many small independent butchers are closing down.Therefore, we recommend having the butcher debone them whenever possible.The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.