from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yard or lot that is used to store junk, such as scrap metal or resalable car parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where rubbish is placed.
  • n. A business that sells used metal or items.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a field where junk is collected and stored for resale.

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

  • n. a field where junk is collected and stored for resale


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  • Here in the interior, an automotive junkyard is usually known as a huesario -- boneyard.


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  • AUSTIN, Texas -- Democrat Jim Mattox, known as the junkyard dog of Texas politics who served in Congress and as state attorney general and battled Ann Richards in a vicious campaign for governor, has died. - Local News

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