scrap iron


noun

old iron to be remelted or reworked.

Nearby words

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

Origin of scrap iron

First recorded in 1815–25

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