Synonyms for abattoir

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr

Définition of abattoir

Origin :
  • "slaughterhouse for cows," 1820, from French abattre "to beat down" (see abate) + suffix -oir, corresponding to Latin -orium (see -ory).
  • As in slaughterhouse : noun killing place
Example sentences :
  • Aberdeen is in fact becoming little else than a London abattoir.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Civilization » by Andrew Wynter
  • Shall I to the abattoir and ask the slayer of oxen for a steak?
  • Extract from : « Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2 » by John Wilson Townsend
  • Digging like a navvy in order to get admission to the abattoir!
  • Extract from : « The Last Shot » by Frederick Palmer
  • The pigs will be dealt with in the abattoir, sent as fresh pork to the market or be turned into bacon to feed the members.
  • Extract from : « National Being » by (A.E.)George William Russell
  • When it comes to slaughtering defenseless animals with high-powered guns, I prefer a position in an abattoir.
  • Extract from : « Everyday Adventures » by Samuel Scoville
  • The monsters in question could only be the Shylocks of the abattoir who had tempted him with blood-money for Mlle. Adrienne.
  • Extract from : « Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 » by Various
  • The still hunting of the natives has all the romance and danger attending the slaughter of sheep in an abattoir.
  • Extract from : « In the Wilderness » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • To contemplate it is more sad even than to see a great church turned into a stable or an abattoir—as can yet be seen in France.
  • Extract from : « The Cathedrals of Southern France » by Francis Miltoun
  • In Columbus, Mississippi, there is a colored butcher who owns his abattoir and supplies the best trade of his town with meat.
  • Extract from : « Twentieth Century Negro Literature » by Various
  • Its position, near a small ravine in which runs a brook, may lead us to suppose that here was the abattoir of the Roman army.
  • Extract from : « History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2 » by Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

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