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chop shop

noun, Informal.
a garage where stolen cars are dismantled so that their parts can be sold separately. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for chop shop
  • He's wanted on two counts of theft of transportation and operating a chop shop.
  • The garage contained a large number of tools of a type used by chop shop operators to dismantle motor vehicles.
  • Most often these vehicles are part of an organized theft ring operating a chop shop.
Slang definitions & phrases for chop shop

chop shop


: mixed up with chop shop operators in the Midwest

noun phrase

A place where stolen cars are dismantled to be sold as parts •A slang dictionary of 1883 defines chopped up as ''Stolen goods divided into small lots and hidden in different places'': in Detroit, where Axel and his fellow cops are about to raid a chop shop/ I started off takin' 'em to a chop shop for $100

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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