noun, plural scarfs, scarves
[skahrvz] /skɑrvz/ (Show IPA)
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.
a necktie or cravat with hanging ends.
a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
verb (used with object)
to cover or wrap with or as if with a scarf.
to use in the manner of a scarf.
noun, plural scarfs.
a tapered or otherwise-formed end on each of the pieces to be assembled with a scarf joint.
Whaling. a strip of skin along the body of the whale.
verb (used with object)
to assemble with a scarf joint.
to form a scarf on (the end of a timber).
Steelmaking. to burn away the surface defects of (newly rolled steel).
Whaling. to make a groove in and remove (the blubber and skin).
verb (used with or without object), Slang.
to eat, especially voraciously (often followed by down or up):
to scarf down junk food.
noun (pl) scarves (skɑːvz), scarfs
a rectangular, triangular, or long narrow piece of cloth worn around the head, neck, or shoulders for warmth or decoration
verb (transitive) (rare)
to wrap with or as if with a scarf
to use as or in the manner of a scarf
noun (pl) scarfs
Also called scarf joint, scarfed joint. a lapped joint between two pieces of timber made by notching or grooving the ends and strapping, bolting, or gluing the two pieces together
the end of a piece of timber shaped to form such a joint
(NZ) a wedge-shaped cut made in a tree before felling, to determine the direction of the fall
(whaling) an incision made along a whale’s body before stripping off the blubber
to join (two pieces of timber) by means of a scarf
to make a scarf on (a piece of timber)
to cut a scarf in (a whale)
noun, plural scarfs, scarves [skahrvz] /skɑrvz/ (Show IPA) 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, […]
noun 1. a joint in which two timbers or other structural members are fitted together with long end laps of various forms and held in place with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression. 2. (in welding) a butt joint between two pieces beveled on their meeting surfaces.
- Scarf out
noun 1. tiepin.