noun, plural slaughterhouses [slaw-ter-hou-ziz] .
a building or place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir.

1325–75; Middle English slautherhus; see slaughter, house Unabridged
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slaughterhouse (ˈslɔːtəˌhaʊs)
a place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir

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Example sentences
Inside the slaughterhouse, the floor is shiny and slippery, splotched with red.
If they knew they were going to get slaughtered, they would act wilder in the
Only a few people have to worry about this: slaughterhouse workers and prion
People are upset only because of the incompetence of the cowboy, not because
  they are being led to the slaughterhouse.
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