[ US /ˌæbətˈwɑɹ/ ]
[ UK /ˈæbɐtwˌɑː/ ]
  1. a building where animals are butchered
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How To Use abattoir In A Sentence

  • Police and food standards inspectors raided a British abattoir and meat processing company yesterday on suspicion that they were passing off horsemeat as beef. Times, Sunday Times
  • The company does not own its own livestock or abattoirs, acting as a distributor and packager of meat. Times, Sunday Times
  • The modernisation also meant that the abattoir could easily be used by individual butchers or groups of tradesmen.
  • Surely the more old-fashioned idea of locally-reared meat being slaughtered at a local abattoir a short distance away makes perfect sense.
  • The Lyre of Orpheus is Abattoir's romantic, come-down counterpart, though Cave can't resist rhyming the title with ‘orifice.’
  • The report said the blame for the tests not being carried out rested with official veterinary surgeons employed within abattoirs to look for suspect animals.
  • In the meanwhile Orinoco—her nails long since cleansed underneath but now painted in the darkest black cherry possible—had exercised the good sense to rely on thin even coats of sweet-scent morticians' wax to impart a semblance of freshness, pots of heavy black coffee each night to abate her abattoir breath, and incessant cigarettes to keep her lips warm. Penultimate Vampirekiller for 2012
  • Dried blood is another animal product from the abattoir, this time to supply nitrogen.
  • The keeping of computerised records, the thorough tagging of farm animals and the application of higher standards of inspection at slaughterhouses and abattoirs will assist.
  • The flock is regularly rounded up by a farmer with a quad bike, driven through a race and mobile weigh-bridge so that the meatiest lambs can be channelled into the trailer destined for the abattoir. Country diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley
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