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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Pigtown's stockyards and slaughterhouses are long gone.
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The magazine was offering substantial reward money for the apprehension of each suspect ($1,200 in total, according to Mahoney, which would be the equivalent of a year’s pay at the South St. Paul stockyards).
Midwestern cities thrived on the strength of immigrant labor; the stockyards in Kansas City grew into the second largest livestock exchange and meatpacking district in America.
Manhattan’s nightlife and shopping mecca, the Meatpacking District, for example, was once full of butchers’ warehouses and stockyards, though an entirely different kind of flesh is now on display.
According to Rogers, part of the horn furniture craze can be traced to the development of railroads bringing cattle to stockyards.
Visitors today can experience the 1,570-acre property in person, which includes Johnson's boyhood home, stockyards, farmhouse and the family gravesites for both LBJ and his wife and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson.
One such community is Kansas City, a historic hub of baseball and a locale for Mexican-Americans, who put down roots around the area’s stockyards, railroads and farms.
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First Known Use of stockyard
STOCKYARD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of stockyard for Students
: a yard for keeping livestock about to be slaughtered or shipped
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