junkyard

[ juhngk-yahrd ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋkˌyɑrd /

noun

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

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Origin of junkyard

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; junk1 + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for junkyard

junkyard
/ (ˈdʒʌŋkˌjɑːd) /

noun

a place where junk is stored or collected for sale
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