meaning of abattoir

abattoir meaning in General Dictionary

A public slaughterhouse for cattle sheep etc

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  • a building where creatures are butchered
  • A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.

abattoir meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"slaughterhouse for cattle," 1820, from French abattre "to conquer down" (see abate) + suffix -oir, corresponding to Latin -orium (see -ory).


abattoir meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

an area for which pets tend to be slaughtered; a slaughter residence.


abattoir meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.


Sentence Examples with the word abattoir

Besides the regimental buildings there are a large number of buildings for garrison purposes, such as quarters and offices for general, staff and departmental officers, with the warrant and non-commissioned officers employed under them; the supply depot with abattoir and bakery; the ordnance stores; barrack stores for furniture and bedding, shops and stores for R.

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