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'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan