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packing plant

an establishment for processing and packing foods, especially meat, to be sold at wholesale.
Also called packing house.
Origin of packing plant
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was concerned in a packing plant at Kansas City, a business into which he was drawn by others, and of which he knew nothing.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • Many factors operated against the success of de Mores' packing plant, which opened in the fall of 1883.

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