Scranton Scrapbook

Scrap

Meanings and phrases

scrap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; bit; chip; flake; fleck
  2. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; fight; fighting; combat
  3. worthless material that is to be disposed of; rubbish; trash
  4. a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used

scrap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dispose of (something useless or old); trash; junk
  2. have a disagreement over something; quarrel; dispute; argufy; altercate
  3. make into scrap or refuse

scrap iron

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. iron to be melted again and reworked

scrap metal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. discarded metal suitable for reprocessing
E.g.
  • The amount of scrap metal collected is now regretted.
  • She took her last cargo in 1977: scrap metal to Queenborough.
  • From wood he ventured into using scrap metal and industrial parts.

sold for scrap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was sold for scrap in Greece in October 1991.
  • She was sold for scrap in July 1910 for £14,500.
  • The CAN Railway was sold for scrap after World War I.

up for scrap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Her wreck was refloated and broken up for scrap in the 1950s.
  • The hulk was taken to Seattle, where it was broken up for scrap.
  • "Ouragan" saw no further action and was broken up for scrap in 1949.
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