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. ^ “abattoir” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2.
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abattoir.

Noun[edit]

abattoir n (plural abattoirs, diminutive abattoirtje n)

  1. abattoir, slaughterhouse.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abattre +‎ -oir

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abattoir m (plural abattoirs)

  1. slaughterhouse; abattoir

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