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boneyard

[bohn-yahrd]
noun
1.
Slang. a cemetery.
2.
Slang. an area where old or discarded cars, ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken up for scrap or otherwise disposed of.
3.
Also called stock. Dominoes. the bank, consisting of the remaining dominoes after each person has made an initial draw.
4.
a place or area where the bones of wild animals accumulate or are collected.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; bone1 + yard2

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boneyard (ˈbəʊnˌjɑːd)
 
n
an informal name for a cemetery

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boneyard definition


  1. n.
    a cemetery. : I'd like to be planted in a boneyard like that.
  2. n.
    a junkyard. (From sense 1) : This old car's ready for the boneyard.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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