slaughterhouse

[ slaw-ter-hous ]
/ ˈslɔ tərˌhaʊs /

noun, plural slaugh·ter·hous·es [slaw-ter-hou-ziz]. /ˈslɔ tərˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a building or place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir.

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Origin of slaughterhouse

1325–75; Middle English slautherhus;see slaughter, house

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British Dictionary definitions for slaughterhouse

slaughterhouse
/ (ˈslɔːtəˌhaʊs) /

noun

a place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir
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