Sheep and oxen were slaughtered at the pile.
He slaughtered everyone before he left.
But the term is specially used of meat slaughtered in accordance with the law of Moses.
Many farmers slaughtered animals during this time, both to have enough meat for the winter and to conserve limited animal feed.
It is probable that in some primitive sanctuaries no real distinction was made between this stonepillar and the altar or place where the animal was slaughtered.