Definition of butchery:
abattoir, pogrom, havoc, mass murder, carnage, bloodshed, whipping, thrashing, bloodletting, debacle, slaughterhouse, massacre, slaughter, drubbing, study at carnage, killing, bloodbath, murder, shambles, walloping, trouncing, help, butchering.
- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
No one could describe it, for it was fought in the dense woods, and the two days of useless butchery with not the slightest signs of civilized warfare sickened both armies, and, with no victory for either, they retired to their intrenchments.- "Comic History of the United States", Bill Nye.
These tidings of freedom rang through the ravines, and echoed up the sides of the hills, and through the depths of the forests, startling the wild birds on the mountain- ponds and the deer among the high ferns; and bringing down from their fastnesses a multitude of men who had fled thither from the vengeance of the whites and mulattoes, and to escape sharing in the violence of the negro force which Jean Francais had left behind him, to pursue uncontrolled their course of plunder and butchery.- "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.