scrap heap

or scrap·heap


noun

a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
a place for dumping old, useless things.

Nearby words

  1. scramjet,
  2. scran,
  3. scrannel,
  4. scranton,
  5. scrap,
  6. scrap iron,
  7. scrap-heap,
  8. scrapbook,
  9. scrape,
  10. scrape in

Origin of scrap heap

First recorded in 1830–40; scrap1 + heap

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