scray

noun (1)
\ ˈskrā \
plural -s

Definition of scray

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a simple container or similar part on a machine where piece goods collect in folds after passing through a machine process

scray

noun (2)
variants: or scraye \ " \
plural -s

Definition of scray (Entry 2 of 2)

: tern

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History and Etymology for scray

Noun (1)

probably modification of Dutch schraag trestle, from Middle Dutch schrage; akin to Middle High German schrage trestle, Greek kirkos ring

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Scray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scray. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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