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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈskɹeɪpɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈskɹeɪpə/
Audio (UK) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪpə(ɹ)
scraper (plural scrapers)
- An instrument with which anything is scraped.
- An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud by drawing them across it.
- An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, similar to a plow, that is used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, building canals, etc.
- An instrument having two or three sharp sides or edges for cleaning the planks, masts, or decks of a ship.
- In the printing press, a board or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet, thus producing an impression.
- A hoe.
- A tool used by engravers.
- One who scrapes horns.
- One who plays a violin incompetently, producing cacophonous sounds.
- One who acquires avariciously and saves penuriously.
- (archaic, colloquial) A cocked hat.
an instrument by which anything is scraped