scrap heap

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of scrap heap

1 : a pile of discarded metal
2 : the place where useless things are discarded

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First Known Use of scrap heap

1838

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of scrap heap for English Language Learners

  • : a place where broken or useless things are taken and left


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