slang A carpenter or woodworker, especially someone who is inexperienced or unskilled. I'd had a bit of training from my dad, so the company appointed me as their go-to wood butcher whenever they needed something slapped together real quick. Make sure you hire someone who knows what they're doing. I don't want some wood butcher building our new patio!
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n. a carpenter. See if you can get a wood butcher to fix this broken panel.
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