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n. pl. scarves (skärvz) or scarfs (skärfs)
1. A long piece of cloth worn about the head, neck, or shoulders.
2. A decorative cloth for covering the top of a piece of furniture; a runner.
3. A sash indicating military rank.
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs
1. To dress, cover, or decorate with or as if with a scarf.
2. To wrap (an outer garment) around one like a scarf.
[French dialectal escarpe, sash, sling, from Old North French, variant of Old French escherpe, pilgrim's bag hung from the neck, from Frankish *skirpja, small rush, from Latin scirpus, rush.]
top: plain scarf
bottom: hooked scarf
n. pl. scarfs (skärfs)
1. A joint made by cutting or notching the ends of two pieces correspondingly and strapping or bolting them together. Also called scarf joint.
2. Either of the correspondingly cut or notched ends that fit together to form such a joint.
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs
1. To join by means of a scarf.
2. To cut a scarf in.
[Middle English skarf (as in scarfnail, nail for fastening a scarf joint), probably from Old Norse skarfr, end piece of a board cut off on the bias.]
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs Slang
To eat or drink voraciously; devour: "Americans scarf down 50 million hot dogs on an average summer day" (George F. Will).
[Variant of scoff.]
n, pl scarves (skɑːvz) or scarfs
(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangular, triangular, or long narrow piece of cloth worn around the head, neck, or shoulders for warmth or decoration
1. to wrap with or as if with a scarf
2. to use as or in the manner of a scarf
[C16: of uncertain origin; compare Old Norman French escarpe, Medieval Latin scrippum pilgrim's pack; see scrip2]
n, pl scarfs
1. (Building) Also called: scarf joint or scarfed joint a lapped joint between two pieces of timber made by notching or grooving the ends and strapping, bolting, or gluing the two pieces together
2. (Building) the end of a piece of timber shaped to form such a joint
3. NZ a wedge-shaped cut made in a tree before felling, to determine the direction of the fall
4. (Fishing) whaling an incision made along a whale's body before stripping off the blubber
5. (Building) to join (two pieces of timber) by means of a scarf
6. (Building) to make a scarf on (a piece of timber)
7. (Fishing) to cut a scarf in (a whale)
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skarv, Swedish skarf, Low German, Dutch scherf scarf1]
n., pl. scarfs, scarves (skärvz).
1. a long, sometimes broad strip of cloth worn about the neck, shoulders, or head for warmth or style.
2. a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
[1545–55; perhaps identical with scarf2]
n., pl. scarfs, n.
1. a tapered end on a piece to be assembled with a scarf joint.v.t.
2. to assemble with a scarf joint.
3. to form a scarf on (timber).
[1490–1500; < Old Norse skarfr (derivative of skera to cut) end cut from a beam]
v.t., v.i. Slang.
to eat, esp. voraciously (often fol. by down or up): to scarf down junk food.
[1955–60, Amer.; variant of scoff2, with r inserted probably through r-dialect speakers' mistaking the underlying vowel as an r-less ar]
Past participle: scarfed
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|Noun||1.||scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration|
fichu - a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
kerchief - a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
lambrequin - a scarf that covers a knight's helmet
mantilla - a woman's silk or lace scarf
muffler - a scarf worn around the neck
patka - a scarf worn by Sikh men
rebozo - a long woolen or linen scarf covering the head and shoulders (also used as a sling for holding a baby); traditionally worn by Latin-American women
sable - a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
stole - a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
tudung - a scarf worn around the head by Muslim women in Malaysia; conceals the hair but not the face
|2.||scarf - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end|
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
|Verb||1.||scarf - masturbate while strangling oneself|
|2.||scarf - unite by a scarf joint|
|3.||scarf - wrap in or adorn with a scarf|
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scarf(skaːf) – plurals scarves (skaːvz) scarfs – noun
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