Definition of slaughterhouse
: an establishment where animals are butchered
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Perhaps as a consequence, in most Western slaughterhouses a larger percentage of blood is turned into blood meal used as animal feed and fertilizer.
A government crackdown on slaughterhouses in the most populous state threatens many Muslims who are employed in the meat industry.
In Iowa alone, meatpackers have recently broken ground on new slaughterhouses worth well over $500 million.
Animal slaughterhouses, sawmills, and psychiatric hospitals on average reported lower rates of safety incidents.
In the early 1900s, the slaughterhouses and packing plants of the neighborhood’s namesake opened in droves.
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Definition of slaughterhouse for English Language Learners
: a building where animals are killed for their meat
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Definition of slaughterhouse for Students
: a building where animals are killed and prepared for food
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