American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place where animals are butchered.
- n. A scene of massacre or carnage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house or place where animals are butchered for the market; an abattoir; hence, figuratively, the scene of a massacre; the scene of any great destruction of human life.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A house where beasts are butchered for the market.
- n. a building where animals are butchered
“DAVIES (voice-over): The assault is entering a new, highly sensitive stage, but as it does so, Iraqi forces fighting alongside the Marines say in a newly captured building they found what they call a slaughterhouse used for holding hostages.”
“I find it curious that those who criticize hunting as "cruel" assume that an abbatoir or slaughterhouse is presumably a more humane environment.”
“But then Schlosser actually shows what a slaughterhouse is like.”
“Wasn’t so long ago that working in slaughterhouse could provide you with a decent middle-class existence.”
“The slaughterhouse is an imposing building in the early-morning light.”
“They are not "genuine" anything, nor are they coming from a "steakhouse," except for, I guess the slaughterhouse, which is a house where steaks come from.”
“Listening to bawling cows headed for the slaughterhouse is a shitty way to start a day.”
“The people who think a slaughterhouse is a quik death are ignorant of slaughter house procedures, want to see a horse hauled to a slaughterhouse with its back leg slammed in a tractor trailer door haul;ing it down the road or how about a horse screaming while having its back broken with a nailed board till its dead yeah go to a slaughterhouse and see for yourself.”
“Perhaps taking away an animals ability to feel pain in the slaughterhouse is a good thing.”
“The requirement made by the slaughterhouse is a substantial reduction in salary for employees.”
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