Definition of junkyard in English:


Translate junkyard into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈjəNGkˌyärd/ /ˈdʒəŋkˌjɑrd/


North American
  • A place where scrap is collected before being recycled or discarded.

    ‘He also, quite obviously, invites us to make a connection between his transformation of junkyard scraps and the untapped potential of those who have been discarded by society.’
    British term scrapyard
    • ‘It sure runs better than you'd expect from a pile of junkyard scrap.’
    • ‘I don't think vandals would waste their time on her out-dated piece of junkyard scrap metal.’
    • ‘What we see is function cobbled together out of scrap from the junkyard.’
    • ‘Not long ago, teams fashioned their engines from junkyard castoff engine blocks, and a good length of plumbing pipe made a nifty set of headers.’
    • ‘Consumers are creating a huge electronic junkyard, which could pose a serious health and environmental hazard.’
    • ‘The minute viewers enter the Winter Garden theater, they step into a magnificent and magical junkyard.’
    • ‘Most definitely; it would still be parked pier side, looking like some old tin can in a rusted out junkyard.’
    • ‘As I slowly made my way through the dark, crowded junkyard, I felt a smile creeping across my face.’
    • ‘Thus parts of the city - dumps, landfills and junkyards - are both unpeopled and unclaimed, yet perversely organic in the manner in which junk simply accumulates and grows.’
    dump, refuse dump, rubbish dump, refuse heap, rubbish heap, refuse tip, rubbish tip, dumping ground, dustheap, slag heap



/ˈjəNGkˌyärd/ /ˈdʒəŋkˌjɑrd/