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slaughterhouse

[ slaw-ter-hous ]SEE DEFINITION OF slaughterhouse

Synonyms for slaughterhouse

  • abattoir
  • butchery
  • shambles
  • stockyard
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It nailed Perry between the eyes, like a slaughterhouse bolt.

The streets in this vicinity were literally a slaughterhouse.

See here, seorito, are you going to the slaughterhouse to skin something?

The whole business reminded me of cattle being taken to the slaughterhouse.

Why don't they kill their beef in a slaughterhouse and give them the meat, instead of turning the animals over to them alive?

Where one lives near a slaughterhouse, it is worth while to buy cheap, fading goods, and set them in this way.

It almost looks as though the Polish slaughterhouse system aimed at killing off these poor little worms as swiftly as possible.

Here is the brewhouse, quite unaltered; but the Warden's house has absorbed the old bakehouse, slaughterhouse, and butcher's room.

This is probably better than stall-fed beef and slaughterhouse pork to make a man of.

To visit the slaughterhouse, apply to the secretary general's office at the town hall.

WORD ORIGIN

also slaughter-house, late 14c., "place where animals are butchered for market," from slaughter (n.) + house (n.). The Slaughter-house cases in U.S. history were 1873.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSE

butchery

nounmassacre
  • annihilation
  • bloodbath
  • bloodletting
  • bloodshed
  • carnage
  • decimation
  • killing
  • slaughter
  • slaughterhouse
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