- a building or place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir.
Origin of slaughterhouse
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Examples from the Web for slaughterhouse
He was also able to visit a slaughterhouse for the first time.The Bioethicist Turned Butcher
September 28, 2014
And played with the wide eyes of actress Taylor Schilling, Piper was like Bambi being thrown into the slaughterhouse.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season Two Is More Bingeworthy Than the First
May 16, 2014
He plans to then get a new horse that likely would otherwise be bound for the slaughterhouse.
In one slaughterhouse sample of 150 horses, 40 percent needed more than one shot, sometimes collapsing only to rise again.
The detectives detained Chen and went inside to discover a home that had been turned to a slaughterhouse with a meat cleaver.Brooklyn Mother, Four Children Allegedly Slain by Jealous Cousin
October 28, 2013
It nailed Perry between the eyes, like a slaughterhouse bolt.Makers
The streets in this vicinity were literally a slaughterhouse.The Invasion
William Le Queux
See here, seorito, are you going to the slaughterhouse to skin something?Maximina
Armando Palacio Valds
The whole business reminded me of cattle being taken to the slaughterhouse.
Why don't they kill their beef in a slaughterhouse and give them the meat, instead of turning the animals over to them alive?Ted Strong in Montana
Edward C. Taylor
- a place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir
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Word Origin and History for slaughterhouse
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