stockyard

noun stock·yard \ ˈstäk-ˌyärd \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of stockyard

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

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1756

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STOCKYARD Defined for English Language Learners

stockyard

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

noun stock·yard \ ˈstäk-ˌyärd \

Definition of stockyard for Students

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


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