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stockyard

noun stock·yard \ˈstäk-ˌyärd\

: an enclosed area where farms animals (such as cattle) are kept so they can be slaughtered, sold, or shipped

Full Definition of STOCKYARD

:  a yard for stock; specifically :  one in which transient cattle, sheep, swine, or horses are kept temporarily for slaughter, market, or shipping

First Known Use of STOCKYARD

1756

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