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English definition of “scrapyard”

scrapyard

noun [C] uk   /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
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