v.: to dismantle or otherwise
redistribute the composite
parts of a whole, as with an automobile, motorcycle, or computer system, according to the respective practical or monetary value
n./adj.: used to denote
or describe an item whose
original purpose or function as a whole is no longer viable, but whose
constituent parts retain some individual practical or monetary value
, as with a "yard out" motorcycle (often hyphenated: "yard-out"), also called a "parts machine".
Context: The parting out of automobiles, motorcycles, electronic computer systems, industrial
and agricultural machinery, electrical appliances, medical apparatuses, nautical and aeronautical equipment
and other mechanical devices and instrumentation is done
as an economical and, incidentally, ecological
means of recycling (see recycle) and reusing various components that may otherwise
be more expensive or difficult to obtain.
See also: part out; part it out; dismantle; parts queen, junk wagon.