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boneyard

[ bohn-yahrd ]
/ ˈboʊnˌyɑrd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of boneyard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bone + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for boneyard

boneyard
/ (ˈbəʊnˌjɑːd) /

noun
an informal name for a cemetery
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