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.
Recent Examples on the Web There's a church that has seen better days and a junkyard. Washington Post, "At the Area 51 ‘raid,’ the real alien invaders were the friends they made along the way," 25 Sep. 2019 That program pushed General Motors to develop the EV1, which soon ended up in a junkyard but prepared the automaker to roll out the hybrid Chevy Volt in 2011 and fully electric Chevy Bolt in 2016. Wired, "Trump Threatens California's Role as a Clean-Air Pioneer," 19 Sep. 2019 Fire Chief Craig Coburn says firefighters arrived in the area of Dillward and Seymour Avenues at 3:58 a.m. for a report of a junkyard fire. Natalya Daoud, Cincinnati.com, "$15,000 in damages caused by junkyard fire in Carthage," 15 Sep. 2019 Arieli understands that for outsiders looking in, the junkyard just looks like a liability, a lawsuit waiting to happen. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "This Hebrew word can help you turn inevitable chaos into creativity," 11 Sep. 2019 Widmer began in 1984, when the homebrewing brothers quit their jobs and turned passion into career, scrounging together a brewing line from old dairy and junkyard equipment. oregonlive.com, "Anheuser-Busch opts not to buy Portland’s Craft Brew Alliance," 23 Aug. 2019 Broom suggests that New Orleans East, with its junkyards and trailer parks and flagrant prostitution, was a place the rest of the city mostly tried to forget. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "‘The Yellow House’ Is a Major Memoir About a Large Family and Its Beloved Home," 5 Aug. 2019 On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 The game begins in the junkyard, then travels forward to a post-apocalyptic era, then returns to Victorian England where the Weeping Angels are unleashed. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "What it’s like to play the new ‘Doctor Who’ virtual reality game," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of junkyard

1869, 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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