scrap heap

noun

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

Examples of scrap heap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, a company in the UK has come up with an ingenious way to help people from around the world get over their exes by sending them straight to the scrap heap. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 3 Feb. 2024 Baltimore got the two veterans off the relative scrap heap to serve as depth; the New York Yankees released Hicks amid his slow start to the season, and the New York Mets traded McCann to the Orioles this offseason for a low-level minor leaguer while eating most of the money left on his contract. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 10 Sep. 2023 One, Dallas general manager Nico Harrison looks smart for signing 6-6 swingman Holiday on Feb. 13, seemingly off the scrap heap. Dallas News, 24 Feb. 2023 If any of the four browsers throws an error, that sample URL goes on the scrap heap. PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 These days, he can mostly be found in Hasle harbor, rescuing old fishing boats from the scrap heap, and upcycling them for use as accommodation. Isabelle Kliger, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 Now, the diminutive snub-nosed SUV is headed to the scrap heap. Mike Colias, wsj.com, 30 Apr. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up For the first time in league history, the newcomer could essentially pluck a third-line forward and a top-four defenseman from every team, rather than fringe players left on the scrap heap. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2023 Plugged into a rotation beset by injury problems, the veteran right-hander made his second consecutive strong start after being plucked off the scrap heap and helped set the stage for a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scrap heap was in 1838

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“Scrap heap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrap%20heap. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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