abattoir

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French abattoir, from abattre (to slaughter) (cognate to abate) + -oir (-ory).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abattoir (plural abattoirs)

  1. A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc. [Early 19th century.][1]
  2. A place likened to a slaughterhouse.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abattre +‎ -oir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abattoir m (plural abattoirs)

  1. slaughterhouse; abattoir

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