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chop shop

n. Slang
A place where stolen cars are disassembled for parts that are then sold.

chop′ shop`


n.
a garage where stolen cars are dismantled so that their parts can be sold separately.
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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
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Cars which have been stolen to order often end up in chop shops where they are broken up into parts and sold on.
These are also the same features of a series of stories involving "body brokers," who run filthy chop shops where corpses are bought and sold by part like a butcher's shop.
The proposed changes to park rules also would further restrict amplified sound and vehicle parking and would ban the assembly and disassembly of bicycles at city parks - a step aimed at curbing bike thieves and their chop shops.
A number of chop shops have been raided and gardai believe these thugs stole and supplied the motor used in the hit.
5 million and bust nearly 80 chop shops and theft rings.
Of particular concern are chop shops that dismantle stolen cars and sell their parts.
Manufacturing and IT firms slice their work into parts, much like the chop shops that collect old cars, breaking them down into parts for resale and higher profits.
Drivers may torch their vehicles, sink them in waterways, simply abandon them in remote areas or even sell them to chop shops, according to various sources.
But where Perry really scores is with the way he conveys the improbable reality that, not only are these girls comfortable in rusted roadsters and cluttered chop shops, at deafening drag strips and on dusty dry lakes, but that there's no place they would rather be.
Pinsky called the latest acquisitions a "significant step" toward transforming the flood-prone swath of chop shops and industrial sites into a brand-new mixed-use community.
Gordon S Hirst suggests it comes from fish and chop shops who offer either cod or haddock but its etymology (and don't I know some big words) suggests it is a lot older than the corner chippie.
A lot of the cars being stripped down in chop shops are older models and the components are harvested for sale to dodgy mechanics.