chop shop
noun Date: 1977 a place where stolen automobiles are stripped of salable parts

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  • chop shop — /ˈtʃɒp ʃɒp/ (say chop shop) noun Colloquial a place where stolen motor vehicles are stripped in order to sell panels and parts to repairers. {US, from chop1 to cut + shop} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • chop shop — n American a customising workshop for cars or motorcycles. To chop in this case means to cut down or alter …   Contemporary slang

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