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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  glass. 
 
  {Junk  dealer},  a  dealer  in  old  cordage,  old  metal,  glass, 
  etc 
 
  {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 
  engine. 
  b  A  metallic  ring  for  retaining  a  piston  packing  in 
  place 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  junk 
  n  1:  the  remains  of  something  that  has  been  destroyed  or  broken 
  up  [syn:  {debris},  {dust},  {rubble},  {detritus}] 
  2:  a  morphine  derivative  [syn:  {heroin},  {diacetyl  morphine},  {H}, 
  {horse},  {scag},  {shit},  {smack}] 
  v  :  dispose  of  "trash  these  old  chairs;";  "junk  an  old  car" 
  [syn:  {trash},  {scrap}] 




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