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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron



metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.


Any solid material cutting or reject of a manufacturing operation, which may be suitable for recycling as feedstock to the primary operation; for example, scrap from plastic or glass molding or metalworking.


Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.

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The foam-handling version of the Scrapper is available in four sizes.
Scrappers will be able to talk scrap, post videos, and talk about how to make more money scrapping.
Masters scrappers Nick Faldo and Greg Norman were accompanied by gun-toting guards when they played the final round of the MCI Classic at Hilton Head, South Carolina yesterday.