scarf: Meaning and Definition of
— n., pl. v. scarfs, scarves
- a long, broad strip of wool, silk, lace, or other material worn about the neck, shoulders, or head, for ornament or protection against cold, drafts, etc.; muffler.
- a necktie or cravat with hanging ends.
- a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
- to cover or wrap with or as if with a scarf.
- to use in the manner of a scarf.
— n., pl. v. scarfs,
- a tapered or otherwise-formed end on each of the pieces to be assembled with a scarf joint.
- a strip of skin along the body of the whale.
- to assemble with a scarf joint.
- to form a scarf on (the end of a timber).
- to burn away the surface defects of (newly rolled steel).
- to make a groove in and remove (the blubber and skin).
— v.t., v.i. Slang.
- to eat, esp. voraciously (often fol. by down or up): to scarf down junk food.
- scarf (Thesaurus)