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Definition of the noun abattoir

What does abattoir mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abattoirs

  1. a building where animals are butchered

Alternative definition of the noun abattoir


  1. A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.


Abattoir were an American speed metal band, founded in 1982. Juan Garcia, and Steve Gaines went on to be involved in other important metal bands Such as Evildead, and Tactics.


  1. "Abattoir": Airbacktrax is the first "best-of" album by German industrial music band X Marks the Pedwalk. It was released by Zoth Ommog in Europe as both an LP and CD, and in North America by Cleopatra Records as a CD with the alternate title, Abattoir.
  2. "Abattoir" is a single by German industrial music band X Marks the Pedwalk. It was released by Zoth Ommog in Europe in LP and CD format.
  3. "Abattoir" is a musical single of X-Marks the Pedwalk.
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  4. "Abattoir" is a composition.


Abattoir is the alias of Arnold Etchison, a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in the January 1991 issue of Detective Comics.

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Google previewInforme del Panel sobre Cultivos Alimenticios y Nutricion Humana

The small abattoir is an extremely wasteful unit. The yield on a per carcass basis of edible material or perhaps the utilization of potentially saleable material is much less than 50%. By increasing the size of the unit operation, the slaughtering ...

Google previewThe Waste Fix (2002)

Seizures of the Sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos by William G. Little

Sinclair's abattoir is a staticky, ...

Google previewDark Tales - Volume 11

abattoir is a perfumery compared to this. Blood and guts and shit and piss. All of life's little aromas, but it's the overwhelming stench of fear that makes it worse. No, you're wrong. That glistening mass of pink and purple does not look like a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2004)

by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman

Abattoir. Requirements for identification and marking of cattle for slaughter are described in EU Regulation 1760/2000/EC. The regulation stipulates the following with respect to marking and identification of live animals: • All animals must be ...

Google previewThe Packers' Encyclopedia (1922)

Blue Book of the American Meat Packing and Allied Industries; a Hand-book of Modern Packing House Practice, a Statistical Manual of the Meat and Allied Industries, and a Directory of the Meat Packing, Provision, Sausage Manufacturing, Rendering and Affiliated Trades by Paul I. Aldrich

SOUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON Anderson Abattoir Company. BEAUFORT Seacoast Packing Company. CHARLESTON Charleston Abattoir Company. GREENVILLE W. H. Balentine—208 E. Court St. Railroad, Charleston & Western Carolina ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Brussels (2015)

by Paul F. State

ABATTOIR, BOULEVARD DE L'/SLACHTHUISLAAN. The last boulevard to be constructed consisting of a part of the Inner Ring Road, the boulevard de l' Abattoir links the porte d'Anderlecht to the porte de Ninove. Completed in 1840, it ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

In a burst of creativity, Cave returned barely a year later with two separate albums packaged as one set, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus. Aided by the London Community Gospel Choir and a Bad Seeds line-up featuring former Gallon ...

Google previewAlexander Dumas Dictionary Of Cuisine (2014)

by Dumas,

The Montmartre abattoir, the Popincourt abattoir, andthe Roule abattoir were first established. In a year or two they merged into a single oneat Villette. It is there now, and to this immense and magnificent establishment all the retail butchers ...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1845)

by George Long

ABATTOIR. ABANDONMENT is a term used in marine insurance. Before a person who has insured a ship or goods can...

ABATTOIR, the name given hy the French to the public slaughter-houses which were established in Paris by a decree of ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

ABATTOIR. A name derived from the French verb abattre, to knock down, and given, in the reign of Napoleon the First, to buildings set apart for the slaughter of animals required for human food. In the time of Nero, the butchers of Rome had the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (2016)

farmers, warehouse workers Chrysosporium parvum Fungal Anthrax Bioterrorism researchers, farmers, abattoir and rendering workers, veterinarians Bacillus arthracis Bacterial Arenaviruses Farmers, warehouse workers, animal handlers, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannnica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1890)

The result of the appointment of this Commission was the construction of the five existing abattoirs, which were formally opened for business on the 15th of September 1818. The Montmartre abattoir occupies 8$ English acres; - IIIHimiHllWHlil ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

possibly bats At-risk populations Veterinary core workers, agricultural workers, laboratory workers, abattoir workers Agricultural workers, tanners, abattoir workers, textile workers, laboratory workers Veterinary care workers, hunters/ trappers, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

The Montmartre abattoir occupies 8J English acres; L . MITRES. 1. McnilmoDtant ALattoir. A. Residence of Officials. D. Sheep and Cattle Sheds. C Slaughtcr- IIouaes. P. Yards to do. C Stores. P. Tallow-molting Houses, G. Steam Enfrtae.

Google previewEncyclopedia Talmudica (1969)

A Digest of Halachic Literature and Jewish Law from the Tannaitic Period to the Present Time, Alphabetically Arr. ... by Shelomoh Yosef Zeṿin

The abattoir was an exposed place, and was not enclosed by any walled structure. Some, however, maintain that the area of pillars was walled, and had an entrance on its southern side which led to the area of tables and rings. It is certain that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


The Montmartre abattoir occupies 8% English acres; IIIHTTTIs:IIIIIHIII mirrts. 1. Menilmontant Abattoir. A. Residence of Officials. G. Steam Engine. B. Sheep and Cattle Sheds. H. Stable with Water Tanks. C. Slaughter-Houses. above D. Yards to ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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