A public slaughterhouse for cattle sheep etc
- a building where creatures are butchered
- A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.
"slaughterhouse for cattle," 1820, from French abattre "to conquer down" (see abate) + suffix -oir, corresponding to Latin -orium (see -ory).
an area for which pets tend to be slaughtered; a slaughter residence.
(letter.) A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.
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.