abattoir


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ab·at·toir

 (ăb′ə-twär′)
n.
A slaughterhouse.

[French, from abattre, to strike down, from Old French; see abate.]

abattoir

(ˈæbəˌtwɑː)
n
(Agriculture) another name for slaughterhouse
[C19: French, from abattre to fell]

ab•at•toir

(ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr)

n.
a slaughterhouse.
[1810–20; < French, =abatt(re) to slaughter (see abate) + -oir -ory2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abattoir - a building where animals are butcheredabattoir - a building where animals are butchered
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

abattoir

noun slaughterhouse, shambles, butchery The report said that conditions in the abattoir were appalling.
Translations
مَسْلَخ، مَذْبَح
кланица
jatky
slagtehusslagteri
teurastamo
vágóhíd
sláturhús
skerdykla
lopkautuve
jatky

abattoir

[ˈæbətwɑːʳ] Nmatadero m

abattoir

[ˈæbətwɑːr] n (British)abattoir m

abattoir

nSchlachthof m

abattoir

[ˈæbətwɑːʳ] n (Brit) → macello, mattatoio

abattoir

(ˈӕbətwaː) , ((American) ӕbəˈtwa:r) noun
a place where animals are killed for food; a slaughterhouse.
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The abattoir, officially opened by Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi to meet Ramadan's rush for meat, has allegedly never been used.
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When I see applications for abattoirs, I'm reminded that abattoir is the French word for slaughterhouse, a kinder sounding word than slaughterhouse.
The Rainy River District Abattoir Board has announced public consultation results on its proposed abattoir in Emo.
He said: "There is head charge on any animal which goes through the abattoir, which is charged on a set rate which is set by the EU.
coli which killed Mason Jones passed through an abattoir run by William Tudor's cousin and which supplied him with meat that ended up in schools.
Suffolk will get an abattoir capable of killing 3,000 pigs a week after the government approved plans on appeal.
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