Meaning of “abattoir” in the English Dictionary

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"abattoir" in British English

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abattoirnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæb.ə.twɑːr/ us /ˈæb.ə.twɑːr/ mainly UK US usually slaughterhouse


  • He was out at the abattoirs, where after a three-mile drive we obtained him.
  • In the outskirts of Paris were great abattoirs, or slaughter-pens.

(Definition of “abattoir” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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