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abattoir


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abattoir  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abattoir 
  n  :  a  building  where  animals  are  butchered  [syn:  {butchery},  {shambles}, 
  {slaughterhouse}] 




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