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scraper

Definition:

any of various hand tools for scraping

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

scrape

Plural:

scrapers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old English scrapian; related to Old Norse skrapa, Middle Dutch schrapen, Middle...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

scraper [construction]

in engineering, machine for moving earth over short distances over relatively smooth areas. Either self-propelled or towed, it consists of a wagon ... (22 of 81 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/529801​/scraper

scraper [musical instrument]

in music, percussion instrument consisting of a serrated surface that is rasped with a stick. Known since the Stone Age, it's often associated with ... (24 of 227 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/529803​/scraper

Collins Dictionary:

scraper | scrape | bow and scrape [sense-specific] | tr [synonym, sense-specific] | scrapable [adjective, derived]

a tool that has a small handle and a metal or plastic blade and can be used for scraping a particular surface clean | to move (a rough or sharp ... (29 of 565 words, 15 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scraper

Wikipedia:

Scrape [disambiguation] | scraper | scraping

may refer to: Abrasion (medical), a type of injury | Scraper (biology), grazer-scraper, a water animal that feeds on stones and other substrates by grazing algae, microorganism and other matter | Scrape, a type of bird nest | Cloud scraper, birds of... (39 of 378 words, 26 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scrape

Merriam-Webster:

scrape [entry 1, verb] | scraped [past tense] | scraping [present participle] | grate [synonym, sense-specific] | grind [synonym, sense-specific] | rasp [synonym, sense-specific] | scratch [synonym, sense-specific] | rub [similar, sense-specific] | groan [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument ... | to grate harshly over or against ; to damage or injure the surface ... (27 of 296 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scrape

New World Dictionary:

scrape | scraped [past tense] | scraping [present participle] | scraper [noun, related]

to rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp | to make smooth or clean by rubbing with a tool or abrasive | to remove by rubbing with ... (28 of 201 words, 18 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scrape

Wiktionary:

scraper | scrapers [plural]

An instrument with which anything is scraped. | An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud and the like, by drawing them across it. | An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, similar to a plow, that is used for scraping up earth in ... (46 of 120 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scraper

Oxford Dictionary:

scraper

a tool or device used for scraping, especially for removing dirt, paint, or other unwanted matter from a surface | [archaeology] : a prehistoric flint ... (24 of 73 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scraper

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scraper [countable] | scrapers [plural]

a tool with a handle and a sharp edge, used for removing a layer of something from a surface (19 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scraper

American Heritage Dictionary:

scraper

One that scrapes, especially a tool for scraping off paint or other adherent matter such as ice on a windshield. (20 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scraper

Random House Dictionary:

scraper

a person or thing that scrapes. | any of various tools or utensils for scraping. (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scraper

Cambridge Dictionary:

scraper

a tool for scraping (4 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scraper

Encarta Dictionary:

scrape | scrapes [plural] | scraped [past tense] | scraping [present participle]

to move something hard, sharp, or rough across a surface, especially in order to clean it | to remove something by drawing or rubbing a hard or sharp ... (27 of 266 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709139​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

scraper | scrape

Origin: Old English scrapian; related to Old Norse skrapa, Middle Dutch schrapen, Middle High German schraffen

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scraper

Wiktionary:

scraper | scrapers [plural]

Origin: to scrap + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scraper

scrap | scraps [plural] | scrapped [past tense] | scrapping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa ("to scrape, scratch"). | Unknown

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scrap

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scraper [countable] | scrapers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scraper"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scraper

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scraper [countable] | scrapers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scraper"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/scraper

Cambridge Dictionary:

scraper

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scraper"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scraper"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scraper

the Free Dictionary:

scraper

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scraper"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scraper"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scraper" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scraper

Google Dictionary:

scraper | scrapers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scraper"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=scraper

YourDictionary Audio:

scraper

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scraper" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scraper

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