Definition of salvage yard in US English:

salvage yard


North American
  • A place where disused vehicles or other machinery is broken up and the parts saved and processed for resale.

    • ‘One of the most reliable places to get genuine Volvo parts at a discounted price is a salvage yard.’
    • ‘Some even physically remove the VIN plate from vehicles in auto salvage yards that allow customers to ‘pick your own parts.’’
    • ‘Only vehicle manufacturers, through their agents and dealerships, are to sell spares which means an instant end to auto jumbles, or salvage yards.’
    • ‘They developed a design built around a dump truck with a burnt-out cab, sourced from a local salvage yard.’
    • ‘However, a salvage yard can be a goldmine, especially if you are not the type to pay more than you need to and you like to work on your car yourself.’


salvage yard

/ˈsælvɪdʒ jɑrd/