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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The show is a decorous boneyard of defunct merriment, with the odd.
The boneyard where the scrubber was stored is in remote areas of the mine property.
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