scrappage

noun

scrap·​page ˈskra-pij How to pronounce scrappage (audio)
1
: the scrapping of discarded objects (such as automobiles)
2
: the rate at which objects are scrapped

Examples of scrappage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In early August, Khan expanded a scrappage program to offer grants of up to £2,000 ($2,517) to every Londoner with a car or motorcycle that doesn’t comply with ULEZ standards. Olesya Dmitracova, CNN, 28 Aug. 2023 These include tax benefits, efficient scrappage policies, low power tariffs, and expanding charging infrastructure. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 9 June 2023 The government has already adopted the scrappage policy, which is helping the new car segment’s production costs to be far lower than normal. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 27 Jan. 2022 What’s more, the report noted that vehicle scrappage— the measure of vehicles exiting the active population—jumped to its highest number recorded last year in the last two decades years at over 15 million units. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Furthermore, the administration predicted an unusually large amount of scrappage—enough that there would be fewer cars on the nation’s roads overall. Sean Reilly, Science | AAAS, 2 Jan. 2020 The draft rules Vehicle scrappage in India is almost entirely an unorganised industry. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, 18 Oct. 2019 The Modi government’s draft guidelines on vehicle scrappage aim to change this. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, 18 Oct. 2019 The report also noted that the complex and precise work is difficult to accomplish manually, resulting in high scrappage rates and the risk that some battery packs could fail in the field. NBC News, 26 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrappage was circa 1909

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“Scrappage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrappage. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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