junkyard

[juhngk-yahrd]

noun

a yard for the collection, storage, and resale of junk.

Origin of junkyard

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; junk1 + yard2
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Related Words for junkyard

depot, dump, landfill, dumpsite, midden

Examples from the Web for junkyard

Contemporary Examples of junkyard

Historical Examples of junkyard

  • Harvey was eager to reach the junkyard and make his final arrangements and begin.

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  • Harvey puffed at his pipe and looked out of the gate of the junkyard at the street.

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  • The junkyard was a fine place in which to shelter stray dogs.

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  • He would lead the way to where three canines were chained in the junkyard.

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  • There was only one thing Lem refused to do—he would not go out of the junkyard.

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British Dictionary definitions for junkyard

junkyard

noun

a place where junk is stored or collected for sale
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