- 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
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Related Wordscatacomb, cemetery, crypt, garden, grave, graveyard, mortuary, necropolis, ossuary, sepulcher, tomb, vault, Golgotha, charnel, churchyard
Examples from the Web for boneyard
It was the usual “boneyard” article which had doubtless been set up in the newspaper office years before.The Case and Exceptions
Frederick Trevor Hill
What had been a flourishing cattle country was a boneyard where the agents of fertilizer factories bargained for skeletons.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
He said I'd got a boneyard of some ancient people, and he'd rob graves to find out all about them olden times.A Man in the Open
It would lift them out of the boneyard of antiquity and put them fifty years ahead of their competitors.
Why on earth was Robin worrying her little head over the Mills and talking so absurdly about a boneyard?
- an informal name for a cemetery
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