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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
stockyardstock‧yard /ˈstɒkjɑːd $ ˈstɑːkjɑːrd/ noun [countable]  TAa place where cattle, sheep etc are kept before being taken to a market and sold
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stockyardThe men worked hard in the stockyards, nearby factories, breweries, and construction sites.Gordy is abandoned when his family is shipped to the stockyards for eventual slaughter.
From Longman Business Dictionarystockyardstock‧yard /ˈstɒkjɑːdˈstɑːkjɑːrd/ 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) etcDeliveries 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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