noun 1. resistance of a material, as a stone or metal, to scratching by one of several other materials, the known hardnesses of which are assembled into a standard scale, as the Mohs’ scale of minerals.
noun, Baseball. 1. a batted ball, usually poorly hit, barely enabling the batter to reach base safely: a scratch hit off the end of the bat. scratch hit
noun 1. (Austral, informal) a scratchcard
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 […]