noun \ˈswrf\

Definition of SWARF

:  material (as metallic particles and abrasive fragments) removed by a cutting or grinding tool

Origin of SWARF

probably from Middle English *swerf, from Old English geswearf, gesweorf; akin to Old English sweorfan to file away — more at swerve
First Known Use: 1565


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