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Meaning of ABATTOIR

Pronunciation:  `abu'twâr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a building where animals are butchered
 

ABATTOIR is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse
 
 See Also: building, edifice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A`bat`toir"\ ([.a]`b[.a]t`tw[aum]r"), n.; pl.
{Abattoirs} (-tw[aum]rz"). [F., fr. abattre to beat down. See
{Abate}.]
A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.

 

 

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