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abattoir

[ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr] /ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr/
noun
1.
a slaughterhouse.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, equivalent to abatt(re) to slaughter (see abate) + -oir -ory2
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British Dictionary definitions for abattoir

abattoir

/ˈæbəˌtwɑː/
noun
1.
another name for slaughterhouse
Word Origin
C19: French, from abattre to fell
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Word Origin and History for abattoir
abattoir
"slaughterhouse for cows," 1820, from Fr. abattre "to beat down" (see abate).
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