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stock·yard

 (stŏk′yärd′)
n.
A large enclosed yard, usually with pens or stables, in which livestock, such as cattle or pigs, are temporarily kept until slaughtered, sold, or shipped elsewhere.

stockyard

(ˈstɒkˌjɑːd)
n
(Agriculture) a large yard with pens or covered buildings where farm animals are assembled, sold, etc

stock•yard

(ˈstɒkˌyɑrd)

n.
1. an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of livestock.
2. a yard for livestock.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stockyard - enclosed yard where cattle, pigs, horses, or sheep are kept temporarilystockyard - enclosed yard where cattle, pigs, horses, or sheep are kept temporarily
yard - an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
Translations

stockyard

[ˈstɒkjɑːd] N (= pens etc) → corral m de ganado (US) (= abattoir) → matadero m

stockyard

nViehhof m, → Schlachthof m
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