scrap heap

or scrap·heap


noun

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

Origin of scrap heap

First recorded in 1830–40; scrap1 + heap
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Word Origin and History for scrap-heap

scrap-heap


n.

1803, from scrap (n.1) + heap (n.).

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