slaugh·​ter·​house | \ ˈslȯ-tər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce slaughterhouse (audio) \

Definition of slaughterhouse

: an establishment where animals are butchered

Examples of slaughterhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the show was a slaughterhouse of pounding techno and nostalgic anthems, elevated by a forest of laser lights that showered over the crowd from the front of the stage to the farthest rafters. Kat Bein, SPIN, 30 July 2022 Many neighbors of the Vernon slaughterhouse are glad to be free of its stench. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2022 Life in working-class Watts is seen through the eyes of a Black slaughterhouse employee in this insightful 1978 indie drama directed by Charles Burnett. Matt Cooperlistings Coordinator, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 The government’s Mexican Turtle Center — a former slaughterhouse turned conservation center in Mazunte — closed to visitors because of the hurricane. José María Álvarez, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2022 Five of the dogs that touched down in Canada on March 16 are puppies saved from death when their pregnant mother was pulled from a slaughterhouse truck. Kelli Bender,, 22 Mar. 2022 That piece, redolent of the boxing ring and the slaughterhouse, is not the only one to invoke violence. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Worried about her brother, her parents also stayed in place, just nine miles from the suburb of Bucha, which occupying Russian forces turned into a slaughterhouse. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Confidentiality agreements prevented FoodID from disclosing the identity of the slaughterhouse or the feedlots supplying it, said FoodID chief marketing officer Scott Levitan. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slaughterhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2022

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“Slaughterhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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slaugh·​ter·​house | \ ˈslȯ-tər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce slaughterhouse (audio) \
plural slaughterhouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of slaughterhouse

: a building where animals are killed and prepared for food

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