Middle English Dictionary Entry

bọ̄chē̆r, bǒchē̆r n.
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One who slaughters cattle and swine and sells the meat, a butcher.
(a) grom ~, a butcher of the royal household; (b) bocher(s rowe, rewe, butchers' row, the shambles; (c) bocher(s dogge, ~ hound, a large dog kept by butchers, a mastiff.
One who slaughters human beings, an executioner and torturer.