Definitions of junk

  1. A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.
  2. 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.
  3. Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
  4. 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.
  5. Short pieces of old cable, rope, etc., used for making mats, oakum, etc.; hard salt ship beef; a Chinese flat- bottomed vessel with a square bow and high stern, having the mast in one piece; old metal, paper, glass, etc.
  6. A Chinese vessel, having three masts.
  7. Pieces of old cordage, used for making mats, etc., and when picked to pieces forming oakum for the seams of ships: salt meat supplied to vessels for long voyages, so called because it becomes as hard as old rope.
  8. Chinese ship; old rope; hard salt beef.
  9. ( 1) Old cordage. ( 2) Salt meat.
  10. Cast - off material.
  11. Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making points, gaskets, mats, & c., and, when untwisted and picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships; hard salt beef supplied for long voyages, so called from its resemblance to old rope.
  12. A Chinese flat- bottomed vessel with masts in one piece.
  13. A lump or piece; pieces of old cable, rope, or cordage; hard salted beef supplied to ships.
  14. A Chinese ship.
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