scrap·​page | \ ˈskra-pij How to pronounce scrappage (audio) \

Definition of scrappage

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 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 The first 1,000 people in London to scrap a pre-Euro 4 diesel vehicle and provide an official scrappage certificate will receive up to £1,500 ($1,979) of credit to spend on Uber or uberPOOL rides. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2017 To help reach these goals, Uber has launched a diesel scrappage scheme aimed at removing 1,000 of the most polluting cars from London’s roads. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of scrappage

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scrappage was circa 1909

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“Scrappage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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