Scarf
Scarf Scarf, n. (a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece. (b) A scarf joint. [1913 Webster]

{Scarf joint} (a) A joint made by overlapping and bolting or locking together the ends of two pieces of timber that are halved, notched, or cut away so that they will fit each other and form a lengthened beam of the same size at the junction as elsewhere. (b) A joint formed by welding, riveting, or brazing together the overlapping scarfed ends, or edges, of metal rods, sheets, etc.

{Scarf weld}. See under {Weld}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scarf — Scarf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scarfing}.] 1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf. My sea gown scarfed about me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarf — Scarf, n.; pl. {Scarfs}, rarely {Scarves} (sk[aum]rvz). [Cf. OF. escharpe a pilgrim s scrip, or wallet (hanging about the neck), F. [ e]charpe sash, scarf; probably from OHG. scharpe pocket; also (from the French) Dan. ski[ae]rf; Sw. sk[ a]rp,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarf — scarf1 [skärf] n. pl. scarves or sometimes scarfs [skärvz] [NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet < ML scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket < L scirpeus, of rushes < scirpus, a rush,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scarf — Scarf, v. t. [Sw. skarfva to eke out, to join together, skarf a seam, joint; cf. Dan. skarre to joint, to unite timber, Icel. skara to clinch the planks of a boat, G. scharben to chop, to cut small.] (a) To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarf — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward Scarf (1908–1980), australischer Ringer Herbert Scarf (* 1930), US amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Mathematiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scarf — (sk[aum]rf), n. [Icel. skarfr.] A cormorant. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarf — scarf; scarf·er; …   English syllables

  • scarf — Ⅰ. scarf [1] ► NOUN (pl. scarves or scarfs) ▪ a length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head. DERIVATIVES scarfed (also scarved) adjective. ORIGIN probably from Old French escharpe pilgrim s pouch …   English terms dictionary

  • scarf — The word for a piece of outdoor clothing has the plural form scarves, whereas for the unrelated word meaning ‘a joint or notch in timber, metal, etc.’ it is scarfs …   Modern English usage

  • scarf — [n] muffler ascot, bandanna, boa, kerchief, neckwear, shawl, stole, wrapping; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

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