a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
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How to use scrap heap in a sentence
Even that crew got a boost from lefty Mike Gonzalez, a veteran signed off the scrap heap in May in a subtle midseason addition that strengthened a strength.Brad Hand’s arrival might end a Nationals tradition: The search for summer relief | Barry Svrluga | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for scrapheap
a pile of discarded material
on the scrapheap (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
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