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abattoir

[ ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr ]

noun

  1. a slaughterhouse.


abattoir

/ ˈæbəˌtwɑː /

noun

  1. another name for slaughterhouse


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Word History and Origins

Origin of abattoir1

1810–20; < French, equivalent to abatt ( re ) to slaughter ( abate ) + -oir -ory 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of abattoir1

C19: French, from abattre to fell
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Example Sentences

Germany’s largest pork plant was shuttered for a month this summer after more than 1,000 workers tested positive for Covid-19, and additional abattoirs also faced temporary closures from outbreaks.

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Such an abattoir would never be permitted to continue in the United States, or indeed the developed (and white) world.

A few weeks later the monks laid siege to a Muslim-owned abattoir in Colombo to halt the slaughter of cattle.

The abattoir was being used as a distribution plant for the meat of cattle slaughtered outside the city.

A view down into the wild, Art Deco abattoir now called the 1933 Center in Shanghai.

And there is the master of our largest and goriest abattoir.

It was only a scratch and he had been knocked down like a beef in an abattoir by an unseen enemy, on whom he could not lay hands!

Have you ever seen a herd of cattle being driven to abattoir on a fine May morning?

Ay—and the abattoir is far, though its perfume is nigh; it is thrice a hundred yards from hence.

Probably it would be hung up in some abattoir, where oxen are driven in at one end, and tinned meat taken out at the other.

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