junkyard

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junk·yard

 (jŭngk′yärd′)
n.
A yard or lot that is used to store junk, such as scrap metal or resalable car parts.

junkyard

(ˈdʒʌŋkˌjɑːd)
n
(Commerce) a place where junk is stored or collected for sale

junk•yard

(ˈdʒʌŋkˌyɑrd)

n.
a yard for the collection, storage, and resale of junk.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junkyard - a field where junk is collected and stored for resalejunkyard - a field where junk is collected and stored for resale
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
Translations

junkyard

[ˈdʒʌŋkjɑːd] Ndepósito m de chatarra, chatarrería f

junkyard

junk yard [ˈdʒʌŋkjɑːrd] ndépôt m de ferraille

junkyard

[ˈdʒʌŋkˌjɑːd] ndeposito di robivecchi e anticaglie
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