Swarf meaning

swôrf
The waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood.
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The grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself.
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(Scotland) To grow languid; to faint.
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Fine metallic filings or shavings removed by a cutting tool.
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The fine bits and shavings that accumulate in the grinding or cutting of metal.
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Origin of swarf

  • Of Scandinavian origin Old Norse svarf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1565, from Middle English *swerf, from Old English geswearf, gesweorf; akin to Old English sweorfan (modern English swerve), from Proto-Germanic.

    From Wiktionary