Definition of abattoir in English:
- Once in southern Europe, many animals are slaughtered in abattoirs using methods which are illegal in Britain.
- The 29-month-old animal was slaughtered in an abattoir in Wales last November and put into the food chain.
- The company wants to build a packing facility for the meat from pigs slaughtered at its abattoir in the village.
Early 19th century: from French, from abattre 'to fell'.
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