Meaning of stockyard

stock•yard

Pronunciation: (stok'yärd"), [key]
— 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.
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