Meaning of killing chain in English:

killing chain


Australian, New Zealand
  • (in an abattoir) a production line in which carcasses to be processed are hung from a moving overhead chain.

    ‘some stockpeople felt under pressure to keep up with the killing chain’
    • ‘The plan provided for a new beef killing chain and two mutton chains.’
    • ‘Other images depict the various stages of the meat production process, from the killing chain to the sausage-packing room.’
    • ‘An inspector, if he wants to be vindictive, can press the stop button on a killing chain.’
    • ‘If we look at a killing chain in the meat industry, its operation has changed little over time.’
    • ‘They ran pipes from the killing chain into a gigantic tank so that the odours would dissipate in water.’