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slaugh•ter



Pronunciation: (slô'tur), [key]
n.
1. the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., esp. for food.
2. the brutal or violent killing of a person.
3. the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war.

v.t.
1. to kill or butcher (animals), esp. for food.
2. to kill in a brutal or violent manner.
3. to slay in great numbers; massacre.
4. Informal.to defeat thoroughly; trounce: They slaughtered our team.

Slaugh•ter



Pronunciation: (slô'tur), [key]
n.
Frank, born 1908, U.S. novelist and physician.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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