[ bohn-yahrd ]
/ ˈboʊnˌyɑrd /


Slang. a cemetery.
Slang. an area where old or discarded cars, ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken up for scrap or otherwise disposed of.
Also called stock. Dominoes. the bank, consisting of the remaining dominoes after each person has made an initial draw.
a place or area where the bones of wild animals accumulate or are collected.

Origin of boneyard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bone + yard2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for boneyard

/ (ˈbəʊnˌjɑːd) /


an informal name for a cemetery
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