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stockyard

[stok-yahrd] /ˈstɒkˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of cattle, sheep, swine, or horses.
2.
a yard for livestock.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; stock + yard2
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for stockyard

stockyard

/ˈstɒkˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
a large yard with pens or covered buildings where farm animals are assembled, sold, etc
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