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Meaning of scarf

scarf

Pronunciation: (skärf), [key]
— n., pl. v. scarfs, scarves
—n.
  1. a long, broad strip of wool, silk, lace, or other material worn about the neck, shoulders, or head, for ornament or protection against cold, drafts, etc.; muffler.
  2. a necktie or cravat with hanging ends.
  3. a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to cover or wrap with or as if with a scarf.
  2. to use in the manner of a scarf.

scarf

Pronunciation: (skärf), [key]
— n., pl. v. scarfs,
—n.
  1. a tapered or otherwise-formed end on each of the pieces to be assembled with a scarf joint.
  2. a strip of skin along the body of the whale.
—v.t.
  1. to assemble with a scarf joint.
  2. to form a scarf on (the end of a timber).
  3. to burn away the surface defects of (newly rolled steel).
  4. to make a groove in and remove (the blubber and skin).

scarf

Pronunciation: (skärf), [key]
— v.t., v.i. Slang.
  1. to eat, esp. voraciously (often fol. by down or up): to scarf down junk food.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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