Originally Posted by jet
I cannot seem to find the word "abertoire" in my English or French dictionary.
While I was there, butcher: "to slaughter and dress for market".
I'm pretty sure what the TS was doing was "dressing for market," regardless if it was to be sold or consumed by himself. That is indeed butchery.
It is abattoir (had to check on that one, it's a tricky one), and that's synonymous with slaughterhouse.
EDIT: I hadn't noticed that all this has been previously posted.