abattoir abattoir


  • (n) a building where animals are butchered



  1. His image of an abattoir was apt.
  2. It screams like an abattoir full of retarded children.
  3. He has, however, abandoned his original scheme for an online vote to decide which pig is next to go to the local abattoir.



  1. "We're not going to the abattoir," Laporte said. "We are preparing a quarterfinals against a great team. We will have to play a complete match."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Bernard Laporte Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Rationing of current stocks by CSL will continue to make sure those at highest risk - abattoir workers and those visiting abattoirs - are able to be protected," Mr Abbott said. "Requests for vaccine by those outside this risk group are being...
    on Nov 21, 2005 By: Tony Abbott Source: Ninemsn

  3. Mr Morgan said "poor hygiene practices at the abattoir and the butcher's premises" caused the outbreak, but he added "these failings were not dealt with effectively by the Meat Hygiene Service or local authority environmental health...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Rhodri Morgan Source: WalesOnline

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