Definition of stockyard in English:

stockyard

Syllabification: stock·yard
Pronunciation: /ˈstäkˌyärd
 
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noun

North American
  • A large yard containing pens and sheds, typically adjacent to a slaughterhouse, in which livestock is kept and sorted.
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    • A total of 192 heifer calves (three trials) were purchased during a 2-to 3-wk period from local stockyards.
    • The waste produced by industrial concentrations of animals in stockyards and factory farms continues to strain sewage facilities.
    • The plant would be built in the city's stockyards area and eventually employ about 1,000 people.

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