- The definition of an abattoir is a place in which animals are killed and butchered for the intention of being processed as food.
An example of an abattoir is a slaughterhouse.
Freshly butchered meat in an abattoir.
Origin of abattoirFrench ; from abattre: see abate
Origin of abattoirFrench, from abattre, to strike down, from Old French; see abate.