junk·​yard | \ ˈjəŋk-ˌyärd How to pronounce junkyard (audio) \

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.

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The best way to practice is to get a cheap used car panel from a junkyard or a piece of steel if lugging a door home isn’t your cup of tea. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Paint a Car," 4 Feb. 2019 Set in the 1980s, Hailee helms the film as a teen named Charlie who finds Bumblebee disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle in a local junkyard. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Jorge Lendeborg Jr. on the Heart of "Bumblebee," the Importance of "SpongeBob SquarePants," and Impressing His Biggest Critic," 20 Dec. 2018 Then one day, rooting around in the junkyard for spare parts, Charlie comes upon a little yellow VW Bug. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Bumblebee is basically E.T., but with a Transformer. It’s delightful!," 18 Dec. 2018 Set in the late-1980s, Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) finds a cute yellow Volkswagen Beetle in a junkyard and gets it back to working order. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Best Sci Fi Movies of 2018 That Starred Women," 28 Nov. 2018 Stand-alone scaffolding and an idle cherry picker, essential construction tools in Barlow’s practice, hardly look out of place in this artistic junkyard. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "Phyllida Barlow’s Supersize Sculptures Will Soon Arrive in New York," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of junkyard

1880, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of junkyard

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

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