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chop shop Explained

chop shop at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chop shop
n : a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts

chop shop at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=chop shop
  • Inter: U » S A facility where stolen motor vehicles are disassembled in order to sell the mechanical parts.
    1. : Apparently his stolen car had been taken to a chop shop, as the police only recovered the frame.
    2. 1979, Category: w - :Newsweek|Newsweek, The Car-Theft Boom, chop+shops%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22chop+shop%22|chop+shops%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=B5yBT-fJJ4-hiAfcqdShBA&redir_esc=y page 100,
    3. : Once the car is in a chop shop, a skilled cutter can reduce it to salable parts in half an hour to 45 minutes.
    4. 1987 August, Ed Heney, Outsmart the Car Thieves, Category: w - :Kiplinger's Personal Finance|Kiplinger's Personal Finance, chop+shops%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=P5WBT5viDq7MmAXrt5WPCA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chop%20shop%22|chop%20shops%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 32,
    5. : New York City sports a number of chop shops, as do Chicago, Detroit and most other large metropolitan areas.Inter: .. » .If they can′t find the right engine, the junkyard may call a chop shop contact to get someone on the street looking for the right make and year.
    6. 2009, Taylor Joseph, Allison Investigates, chop+shops%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=IZmBT8DOEuLKmQWz2-2FCA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22chop%20shop%22|chop%20shops%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 94,
    7. : “A chop shop disassembles the entire car, so they need a location that is secluded, like a warehouse or a vacant factory — although today′s forfeiture laws tend to discourage chop shops.”

      See also

      * fence

  • receiver
  • thief

  • Category: Category:en:Automotive -
    Translation: et » chop shop
    Translation: pl » chop shop