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English Dictionary: junk by the DICT Development Group
4 results for junk
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    Synonym(s): debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus
  2. any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
  1. dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
    Synonym(s): trash, junk, scrap
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Junk \Junk\, n. [Pg. junco; cf. Jav. & Malay jong, ajong, Chin.
      chwan.] (Naut.)
      A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge
      masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese,
      Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Junk \Junk\, n.
      A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See
      {Chunk}. [Colloq.] --Lowell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Junk \Junk\, n. [Pg. junco junk, rush, L. juncus a bulrush, of
      which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. {Junket}.]
      1. Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making
            gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces,
            forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
      2. Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and
            sold by junk dealers.
      3. (Naut.) Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
      {Junk bottle}, a stout bottle made of thick dark-colored
      {Junk dealer}, a dealer in old cordage, old metal, glass,
      {Junk hook} (Whaling), a hook for hauling heavy pieces of
            blubber on deck.
      {Junk ring}.
            (a) A packing of soft material round the piston of a steam
            (b) A metallic ring for retaining a piston packing in
            (c) A follower.
      {Junk shop}, a shop where old cordage, and ship's tackle, old
            iron, old bottles, old paper, etc., are kept for sale.
      {Junk vat} (Leather Manuf.), a large vat into which spent tan
            liquor or ooze is pumped.
      {Junk wad} (Mil.), a wad used in proving cannon; also used in
            firing hot shot.
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