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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
STOCKYARD Defined for Kids

stockyard

noun stock·yard \ˈstäk-ˌyärd\

Definition of STOCKYARD for Kids

:  a yard for keeping livestock about to be slaughtered or shipped

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