/ˈlɛərɪdʒ/ (say 'lairrij)

pens for holding animals such as those awaiting slaughter at an abattoir, shipment at a dockside, or sale at a market.
{lair1 + -age}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lairage — [ lɛ:rɪdʒ] noun a place where cattle or sheep may be rested on the way to market or slaughter …   English new terms dictionary

  • lairage — lairˈage noun A place or accommodation where cattle are housed or laired, esp at markets and docks • • • Main Entry: ↑lair …   Useful english dictionary

  • lair — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a wild animal s resting place. b a person s hiding place; a den (tracked him to his lair). 2 a place where domestic animals lie down. 3 Brit. a shed or enclosure for cattle on the way to market. v. 1 intr. go to or rest in a… …   Useful english dictionary

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