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scrap·heap

also scrap heap  (skrăp′hēp′)
n.
1. A pile or heap of waste material.
2. A place for discarding useless or worthless material.

scrap′ heap`


n.
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
Translations
كَوْمَةٌ من قُصاصات الوَرَق
skládka odpadu
skrotbunke
ruslahaugur
skládka odpadu
kırpıntı/çer çöp yığını

scrap heap

nSchrotthaufen m; to be thrown on the scrap heap (thing) → zum Schrott geworfen werden; (person) → zum alten Eisen geworfen werden; (idea) → über Bord geworfen werden; to end up on the scrap heap (person) → beim alten Eisen landen; at 55 you’re on the scrap heapmit 55 gehört man zum alten Eisen

scrap1

(skrӕp) noun
1. a small piece or fragment. a scrap of paper.
2. (usually in plural) a piece of food left over after a meal. They gave the scraps to the dog.
3. waste articles that are only valuable for the material they contain. The old car was sold as scrap; (also adjective) scrap metal.
4. a picture etc for sticking into a scrapbook.
verbpast tense, past participle scrapped
to discard. They scapped the old television set; She decided to scrap the whole plan.
ˈscrappy adjective
made up of bits and pieces. a scrappy meal.
ˈscrappily adverb
ˈscrappiness noun
ˈscrapbook noun
a book with blank pages on which to stick pictures etc. The actor kept a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings about his career.
scrap heap
a heap of waste material, unwanted objects etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
I also should believe more turbines is a non-event and probably more pleasing on the eye than more slag or scrap heaps?
He lived near a glove factory and haunted the scrap heaps for bits of leather that he turned into holsters, wallets, belts and "cowboy stuff," as he called it.