(in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat is laid.
- Scratch disk
1. See scratch. 2. Unallocated space on Windows 95’s primary hard disk partition, used for virtual memory. Shortage of space on this partition can result in the error “scratch disk full”. (2000-03-07)
verb (used with object) 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one’s hand on a nail. 2. to dig, scrape, or tear (something) out or off with or as if with the nails, claws, etc.: to scratch the burs off one’s […]
noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology. 1. a disease of horses marked by dry rifts or chaps that appear on the skin near the fetlock, behind the knee, or in front of the hock. verb (used with object) 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with […]
- Scratch file
noun 1. (computing) a temporary store for use during the execution of a program