stockyard

stockyard stock‧yard [ˈstɒkjɑːd ǁ ˈstɑːkjɑːrd] noun [countable]
a place where cattle etc are delivered so that they can be sold, sent to an Abattoir (= place where animals are killed for their meat) etc:

• Deliveries of cattle to Argentina's biggest stockyard dropped by about 30% with the start of a two-day strike by farmers.

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stockyard UK US /ˈstɒkjɑːd/ noun [C or U] COMMERCE
a place where farm animals are kept before being sold or killed: »

Small farmers in rural communities depend on a stable, conveniently located stockyard to make their living.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Stockyard — A stockyard is an enclosure for the keeping of livestock. In the United States, stockyards are regulated by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. They are sometimes associated with slaughterhouses.Some stockyards include:… …   Wikipedia

  • stockyard — noun Date: 1756 a yard for stock; specifically one in which transient cattle, sheep, swine, or horses are kept temporarily for slaughter, market, or shipping …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stockyard — /stok yahrd /, n. 1. an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of cattle, sheep, swine, or horses. 2. a yard for livestock. [1795 1805; STOCK + YARD2] * * * …   Universalium

  • stockyard — noun An enclosed yard, with pens, sheds etc. or stables, where livestock is kept temporarily before being slaughtered, treated, sold, or shipped etc …   Wiktionary

  • stockyard — Смотри шихтовый двор …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • stockyard — Смотри рудный двор …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • stockyard — stock|yard [ˈstɔkja:d US ˈsta:kja:rd] n a place where cattle, sheep etc are kept before being taken to a market and sold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stockyard — stock|yard [ stak,jard ] noun count a place where animals are kept before they are sold or killed for meat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stockyard — n. enclosure in which livestock are temporarily kept until slaughtered or sold …   English contemporary dictionary

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