The definition of an abattoir is a place in which animals are killed and butchered for the intention of being processed as food.(noun)
An example of an abattoir is a slaughterhouse.
See abattoir in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < abattre: see abate
See abattoir in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from abattre, to strike down
Origin: , from Old French; see abate.
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