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scrapyard Line breaks: scrap|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈskrapjɑːd/

Definition of scrapyard in English:


A place where scrap is collected before being recycled or discarded.
Example sentences
  • The owner of a demolition site, who went to a scrapyard to arrange a collection, found two men weighing in metal stolen from him, a court heard.
  • The sculpture was created from technology waste collected from Chinese scrapyards.
  • Every year aging cars, left to decay in scrapyards or fields or suburban driveways, create more than 15 million tons of waste across the United States and Europe.

Words that rhyme with scrapyard

boulevard • farmyard

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