stockyard

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noun stock·yard \ˈstäk-ˌyärd\

Definition of stockyard

  1. :  a yard for stock; specifically :  one in which transient cattle, sheep, swine, or horses are kept temporarily for slaughter, market, or shipping

1756

First Known Use of stockyard

1756


STOCKYARD Defined for English Language Learners

stockyard

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noun stock·yard \ˈstäk-ˌyärd\

Definition of stockyard for English Language Learners

  • : an enclosed area where farms animals (such as cattle) are kept so they can be slaughtered, sold, or shipped


STOCKYARD Defined for Kids

stockyard

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noun stock·yard \ˈstäk-ˌyärd\

Definition of stockyard for Students

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


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