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abattoir

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French abattoir, from abattre (to slaughter) (cognate to abate) + -oir (-ory).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

abattre +‎ -oir.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abattoir m (plural abattoirs)

  1. slaughterhouse; abattoir

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