abattoir

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ab·at·toir / ˈabəˌtwär/ • n. a slaughterhouse. ORIGIN: early 19th cent.: from French, from abattre ‘to fell.’

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abattoir XIX. — F., f. abattre fell (see prec., -ORY1).