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noun
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
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Origin of scrap heap

First recorded in 1830–40; scrap1 + heap
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British Dictionary definitions for scrap heap

scrapheap
/ (ˈskræpˌhiːp) /

noun
a pile of discarded material
on the scrapheap (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
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