junk·​yard | \ˈjəŋk-ˌyärd \

Definition of junkyard 

: a yard used to store sometimes resalable junk

Examples of junkyard in a Sentence

The car was hauled off to the junkyard.

Recent Examples on the Web

Behind Jones, everything basically looked like the bad corner of the junkyard. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Hembree: Erik Jones outlasts chaos at Daytona and scores win for NASCAR's young guns," 8 July 2018 His Fiat implement from the early 1960s came from a junkyard in Illinois. Mitchell Kirk, Post-Tribune, "Cass County man collects tractors from around the world," 6 July 2018 The car also makes its way through West Virginia, fights New York traffic, parks by a Detroit junkyard, heads west along Route 66, sails through the Southwestern desert. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "‘The King’ takes Elvis’s Rolls-Royce for a ride," 11 July 2018 Image The police raid on a junkyard on the outskirts of Bangkok had all the trappings of a drug bust. New York Times, "E-Waste Offers an Economic Opportunity as Well as Toxicity," 5 July 2018 There was also a camera car version used in the making of the film, and it was accidentally discovered in a Mexican junkyard last year. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Exclusive: Missing dune buggy from Steve McQueen's 'The Thomas Crown Affair' reappears as it undergoes restoration," 22 June 2018 What perhaps ages less well is the music video, where Usher, dressed like a funhouse version of Alex from A Clockwork Orange, squares off against Tyrese in a junkyard. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 98 Greatest Songs of 1998: Critics' Picks," 29 May 2018 The men are accused of taking scrap metal and wood pallets from the warehouse and selling the items at local junkyards, police and court records say. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com, "Cleveland-based Ohio Lottery Commission workers fired after theft accusations," 29 Jan. 2018 As Ars previously reported, Huddleston saved what was left of the touring bridge before its pending trip to the junkyard in December 2011. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Man who saved NCC-1701-D touring bridge pleads guilty to child porn charge," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of junkyard

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of junkyard was in 1880

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English Language Learners Definition of junkyard

: a place where you can buy, sell, or leave junk

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