covered with or affected by scabs.
Obsolete. mean or petty.
the incrustation that forms over a sore or wound during healing.
Veterinary Pathology. a mangy disease in animals, especially sheep; scabies.
Compare itch (def 10).
a disease of plants characterized by crustlike lesions on the affected parts and caused by a fungus or bacterium.
one of these crustlike lesions.
a worker who refuses to join a labor union or to participate in a union strike, who takes a striking worker’s place on the job, or the like.
Slang. a rascal or scoundrel.
a projection or roughness on an ingot or casting from a defective mold.
a surface defect on an iron or steel piece resulting from the rolling in of scale.
Carpentry. a short, flat piece of wood used for various purposes, as binding two timbers butted together or strengthening a timber at a weak spot.
verb (used without object), scabbed, scabbing.
to become covered with a scab.
to act or work as a scab.
the dried crusty surface of a healing skin wound or sore
a contagious disease of sheep, a form of mange, caused by a mite (Psoroptes communis)
a fungal disease of plants characterized by crusty spots on the fruits, leaves, etc
Also called blackleg. a person who refuses to support a trade union’s actions, esp one who replaces a worker who is on strike
(as modifier): scab labour
a despicable person
verb (intransitive) scabs, scabbing, scabbed
to become covered with a scab
(of a road surface) to become loose so that potholes develop
to replace a striking worker
A crust formed from and covering a healing wound.
Scabies or mange in domestic animals or livestock, especially sheep.
v. scabbed, scab·bing, scabs
To become covered with scabs or a scab.
A crust that forms over a healing wound, consisting of dried blood, plasma, and other secretions.
Informally, a worker who stays on the job while others go on strike. Also, a worker brought in to keep a plant operating when its work force is on strike. (See strikebreaker.)
verb (used with object), scabbled, scabbling. 1. to shape or dress (stone) roughly. verb 1. (transitive) to shape (stone) roughly
adjective, scabbier, scabbiest. 1. covered with scabs; having many scabs. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. (of an animal or plant) having scab. 4. Informal. mean or contemptible: a scabby trick. adjective -bier, -biest 1. (pathol) having an area of the skin covered with scabs 2. (pathol, obsolete) having scabies 3. (informal) despicable scabby scab·by (skāb’ē) […]
- Scabby mouth
noun 1. (Austral) another name for orf
adjective 1. Also, scabicidal. destructive to the organisms causing scabies. noun 2. a scabicide agent. scabicide sca·bi·cide (skā’bĭ-sīd’) n. An agent that kills itch mites. sca’bi·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.