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

Definition of slaughterhouse

: an establishment where animals are butchered

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This situation has more beef than a slaughterhouse. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Here Is What Everyone Is Saying About the Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun Situation," 1 July 2019 Her father started making traditional Mexican bread to sell after getting hurt and losing his job at a slaughterhouse. Rj Sangosti, The Denver Post, "The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction," 30 June 2019 About 20 years ago, similar sweeps were made at slaughterhouses in Nebraska under what was then called Operation Vanguard. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Communities can become collateral damage in illegal immigration raids," 26 June 2019 Acthar is not a new drug and was not developed by Mallinckrodt; it was first made by a division of a Chicago slaughterhouse in the late 1940s. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Mallinckrodt paid 'kickbacks' to keep drug price high, and stuck taxpayers with bill, DOJ lawsuit says," 5 June 2019 Smithfield invested $100 million in the past year to expand that slaughterhouse in the tiny town of Tar Heel. Washington Post, "Pork giant makes case that penned hogs are good neighbors," 30 May 2018 The US Department of Agriculture has oversight on the kind of meat that involves farms and slaughterhouses. Tamar Haspel, Vox, "Lab-grown meat and the fight over what it can be called, explained," 31 Aug. 2018 The Yale researchers collected brains from 200 pigs at a local slaughterhouse and rushed them back to their lab, where the organs were kept medically active (though not conscious) by a system of pumps, heaters and oxygen-carrying fluid. NBC News, "'Brain in a bucket' study spurs medical, ethical debates," 16 May 2018 Raids at 7-Elevens across the country in January and at a Tennessee slaughterhouse in April made headlines; scores of workers were detained at Ohio meatpacking plants in late June. New York Times, "An ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of slaughterhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slaughterhouse

: a building where animals are killed for their meat


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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