1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
ABATTOIR (from abattre, to strike down), a French word often employed in English as an equivalent of "slaughter-house", the place where animals intended for food are killed.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abattoir'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/abattoir.html. 1910.