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English definition of “scrapyard”


noun [C]     /ˈskræp.jɑːd/ US  /-jɑːrd-/ mainly UK
a place where old vehicles and machines are collected and either sold or prepared for being used againEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
(Definition of scrapyard noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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