chop shop


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

chop shop

n. Slang
A place where stolen cars are disassembled for parts that are then sold.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

chop′ shop`


n.
a garage where stolen cars are dismantled so that their parts can be sold separately.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chop shop - a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their partschop shop - a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
workshop, shop - small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Often, the parts are used to repair a car that had been written off by an insurance company and bought by the chop shop as salvage.
FORENSICS officers are examining a Bootle warehouse after discovering a suspected vehicle 'chop shop' - where stolen cars are taken to be broken down for parts.
In addition to the site where the chop shop operation was taking place, investigators raided a separate location in Elbert County and found a number of stolen items connected to Adams, as well as 19 guns determined to be in his possession.
Andrew Post; CHOP SHOP; Flame Tree Press (Fiction: Horror) 24.95 ISBN: 9781787582859
When you walk in the front doors of the Chop Shop in Long Beach, you immediately get a sense that it's not your average hair salon.
GARDAI who uncovered an alleged car chop shop yesterday also found an illegal puppy farm and poitin still.
They all live in Western Samoa where they own and operate aACoeHobbs CustomsaACA[yen] - a former illegal chop shop, now a legit business where they build and deliver vintage custom cars all over the world.
| A photo of Loughborough Morley Street fish and chop shop, which looks to have been taken during its demolition.
"Officers located a chop shop within the mill on that road.
A suspected 'chop shop' garage was found during a search at a home in Nuneaton.
Just one investigation by West Midlands Police this year into a gang understood to have bought more than 250 write-offs at salvage auctions led to officers uncovering 90 stolen cars at a chop shop in Birmingham.