scrap iron

old iron to be remelted or reworked.
[1815-25]

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  • Scrap iron — Scrap Scrap (skr[a^]p), n. [OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap trifle, cracking. See {Scrape}, v. t.] 1. Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion. [1913 Webster] I have no materials not a scrap. De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrap iron — n. discarded or waste pieces of iron, to be recast or reworked …   English World dictionary

  • scrap iron — noun iron to be melted again and reworked • Hypernyms: ↑iron, ↑Fe, ↑atomic number 26, ↑scrap metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrap iron — The waste from the manufacture of boilers, the erection of bridges, etc. Schlesinger v Beard, 120 US 264, 30 L Ed 656, 7 S Ct 456. Metal, otherwise known as scrap from worn out machines and vehicles, especially automobiles. See scrap …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scrap iron — remainders of iron, junk iron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrap iron — /ˈskræp aɪən/ (say skrap uyuhn) noun old iron used for remelting or reworking …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrap iron — Synonyms and related words: bones, chaff, culm, deadwood, dishwater, draff, dregs, dust, filings, garbage, gash, hogwash, husks, leavings, lees, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, potsherds, rags, raspings, refuse, scourings, scraps, scum,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Scrap Iron — baseball catcher Clint Courtney …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • scrap iron —   Pāpa a hao …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Scrap Iron Flotilla — The Scrap iron flotilla was an Australian destroyer group that operated in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II. The name Scrap iron flotilla was bestowed upon the group by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The flotilla… …   Wikipedia

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