abattage

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From French

Noun[edit]

abattage (plural abattages)

  1. (veterinary medicine) The slaughter of animals, especially diseased ones to limit the spread of the disease.
  2. (military) The anchoring of the wheels of an artillery piece, preparatory to firing.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abattre +‎ -age

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abattage m (plural abattages)

  1. Slaughter or butchering for meat.
  2. Felling or cutting down of (trees).
  3. Destruction, demolition of (a wall).

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