stockyard

[ stok-yahrd ]
/ ˈstɒkˌyɑrd /

noun

an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of cattle, sheep, swine, or horses.
a yard for livestock.

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Origin of stockyard

First recorded in 1795–1805; stock + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for stockyard

stockyard
/ (ˈstɒkˌjɑːd) /

noun

a large yard with pens or covered buildings where farm animals are assembled, sold, etc
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