stockyard


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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
References in classic literature ?
As peasants with their hounds chase a lion from their stockyard, and watch by night to prevent his carrying off the pick of their herd--he makes his greedy spring, but in vain, for the darts from many a strong hand fall thick around him, with burning brands that scare him for all his fury, and when morning comes he slinks foiled and angry away--even so did Ajax, sorely against his will, retreat angrily before the Trojans, fearing for the ships of the Achaeans.
At a crossing we noticed, in the direction of the stockyards, a gigantic pillar of smoke.
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