AskDefine | Define scraper

Dictionary Definition

scraper n : any of various hand tools for scraping

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

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Noun

  1. An instrument with which anything is scraped.
  2. An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud and the like, by drawing them across it.
  3. An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals etc.
  4. An instrument having two or three sharp sides or edges, for cleaning the planks, masts, or decks of a ship.
  5. In the printing press, a board, or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet and thus produce the impression.
  6. One who scrapes.
  7. One who plays awkwardly on a violin.
  8. One who acquires avariciously and saves penuriously.

Extensive Definition

Scrape may refer to:

Medicine

Tools

Machines

Computing

Music and audio

Other

  • Scraper (car), a type of car common in East Oakland, California characterized by a classic model, large rims and extensive personalization
  • Skyscraper, a building over 10 stories tall
  • Scrape, a bird nest type
  • Radula, a fleshy ribbon in the mouth of most mollusks used to scrape diatoms off surfaces
  • Palimpsest, a scraped off manuscript page
  • Raclette, "to scrape" in French derivative

See also

scraper in German: Scraper
scraper in Japanese: スクレイパー
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