an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of cattle, sheep, swine, or horses.
a yard for livestock.

1795–1805; stock + yard2 Unabridged
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stockyard (ˈstɒkˌjɑːd)
a large yard with pens or covered buildings where farm animals are assembled, sold, etc

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One sacred cow that has long been in need of a good stockyard is the home mortgage interest deduction.
Ask the stockyard workers, or the steelworkers, if you can find one.
Now the city had an enormous stockyard to house and process animals.
During such an auction, buyers bid on animals by phone, then farmers deliver them to the stockyard or collection facility.
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