butcher's hook

a) (plural butchers hooks) A hook used by a butcher for hanging carcasses or meat from.
b) Same as butchers.

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  • butcher's hook — butchˈer s (orig butcher s hook) noun (Cockney rhyming sl) A look • • • Main Entry: ↑butcher …   Useful english dictionary

  • butcher's hook — /ˈbʊtʃəz hʊk/ (say boochuhz hook) noun an S shaped steel hook by which meat carcasses are suspended …   Australian English dictionary

  • butcher's hook — I Australian Slang 1. feeling crook; 2. a look, e.g. take a butchers at this II Cockney Rhyming Slang Look Here take a butcher s at this …   English dialects glossary

  • Butcher's hook — 1) feeling crook; 2) a look, e.g. take a butchers at this …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Go butcher's hook at — become angry with (rhyming slang: butcher s hook = look ; crook ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • go butcher's hook at — Australian Slang become angry with (rhyming slang: butcher s hook = look ; crook ) …   English dialects glossary

  • butcher — n. & v. n. 1 a a person whose trade is dealing in meat. b a person who slaughters animals for food. 2 a person who kills or has people killed indiscriminately or brutally. v.tr. 1 slaughter or cut up (an animal) for food. 2 kill (people) wantonly …   Useful english dictionary

  • butcher — I UK [ˈbʊtʃə(r)] / US [ˈbʊtʃər] noun [countable] Word forms butcher : singular butcher plural butchers * 1) someone whose job is to sell meat and sometimes also to kill animals for meat. The shop they work in is called a butcher s or a butcher s… …   English dictionary

  • butcher's — n British a look. Nearly always in the phrases have a butcher s or take a butcher s (at this) . From the rhyming slang expression butcher s hook , which is at least eighty years old and is still heard in the unabbreviated form …   Contemporary slang

  • butcher — noun a person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop. ↘a person who slaughters and cuts up animals for food. ↘a person who kills brutally. verb 1》 slaughter or cut up (an animal) for food.     ↘kill (someone) brutally. 2》 ruin… …   English new terms dictionary

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