slaughterhouse

noun slaugh·ter·house \ ˈslȯ-tər-ˌhau̇s \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of slaughterhouse

: an establishment where animals are butchered

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First Known Use of slaughterhouse

14th century

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SLAUGHTERHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

slaughterhouse

Definition of slaughterhouse for English Language Learners

  • : a building where animals are killed for their meat


SLAUGHTERHOUSE Defined for Kids

slaughterhouse

noun slaugh·ter·house \ ˈslȯ-tər-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of slaughterhouse for Students

plural slaughterhouses \-ˌhau̇-zəz\
: a building where animals are killed and prepared for food


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