Related formsscab·bed·ness, nounun·scab·bed, adjective
Definition for scabbed (2 of 2)
- a disease of plants characterized by crustlike lesions on the affected parts and caused by a fungus or bacterium.
- one of these crustlike lesions.
- a projection or roughness on an ingot or casting from a defective mold.
- a surface defect on an iron or steel piece resulting from the rolling in of scale.
verb (used without object), scabbed, scab·bing.
Origin of scab
Related formsscab·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for scabbed
He was aware, also, of the dirt, which scabbed and crusted everything.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
Fumitory helps such as are itchy and scabbed, helps Rickets, madness, and quartain agues.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
Fed by slaves from the cradle, hag-ridden by his vices; a purple young bully, a product of filthy sloth, scabbed with privilege.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
Shuld he not do all agaynste gods forbod which wold trim his cap, lettyng his head be vnkempt, and all scabbed?The Education of Children|Desiderius Erasmus
The most obstinate of all the eruptions incident to children are, the tinea capitis, or scabbed head, and chilblains.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
British Dictionary definitions for scabbed
- Also called: blackleg a person who refuses to support a trade union's actions, esp one who replaces a worker who is on strike
- (as modifier)scab labour