chop shop

noun

Definition of chop shop

: a place where stolen automobiles are stripped of salable parts

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First Known Use of chop shop

1977

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chop-shop

noun \ ˈchäp-ˌshäp \

legal Definition of chop-shop

: a place where stolen automobiles are stripped of salable parts


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