from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a shop where old cordage, and ship's tackle, old iron, old bottles, old paper, etc., are kept for sale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where junk is bought and sold. See junk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods


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  • I painted or tinkered with a little junk shop laser while LuEllen ran the boat, or I ran the boat while LuEllen read or sunbathed.

    The Empress File

  • In Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop, they met Fred, George, and Lee Jordan, who were stocking up on Dr. Filibuster's Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks, and in a tiny junk shop full of broken wands, lopsided brass scales, and old cloaks covered in potion stains they found Percy, deeply immersed in a small and deeply boring book called Prefects Who Gained Power.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Then we walked along the high street to a little junk shop in which there were sometimes displayed such weapons as daggers, swords and old horse-pistols.

    The Rising of the Moon


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