abattoir

[ ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr ]
/ ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr /

noun

a slaughterhouse.

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Origin of abattoir

1810–20; <French, equivalent to abatt(re) to slaughter (see abate) + -oir-ory2

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British Dictionary definitions for abattoir

abattoir
/ (ˈæbəˌtwɑː) /

noun

another name for slaughterhouse

Word Origin for abattoir

C19: French, from abattre to fell
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