Scrap (?), n. [OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap trifle, cracking. See Scrape, v. t.]


Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.

I have no materials -- not a scrap. De Quincey.


Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.

3. pl.

The crisp substance that remains after trying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.

<-- sic. -- meaning after "drying" out?? -->

4. pl.

Same as Scrap iron, below.

<-- 5. Manufactured objects or parts useful only for reprocessing, esp. metal objects. -->

Scrap forgings, forgings made from wrought iron scrap. -- Scrap iron. (a) Cuttings and waste pieces of wrought iron from which bar iron or forgings can be made; -- called also wrought-iron scrap. (b) Fragments of cast iron or defective castings suitable for remelting in the foundry; -- called also founding scrap, or cast scrap.


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