Dictionary.com

abattoir

[ ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr ]
/ ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr /
Save This Word!

noun
a slaughterhouse.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of abattoir

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

Words nearby abattoir

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use abattoir in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for abattoir

abattoir
/ (ˈæbəˌtwɑː) /

noun
another name for slaughterhouse

Word Origin for abattoir

C19: French, from abattre to fell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK