Etymology
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abattoir (n.)

"slaughterhouse for cows," 1820, from French abattre in its literal sense "to beat down, knock down, slaughter" (see abate) + suffix -oir, corresponding to Latin -orium, indicating "place where" (see -ory).

updated on August 11, 2018

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Definitions of abattoir from WordNet

abattoir (n.)
a building where animals are butchered;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.