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scrap iron

old iron to be remelted or reworked.
Origin of scrap iron
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for scrap iron
  • All they found, however, was a large piece of scrap iron that had been used in constructing the fireplace.
  • It is also known for its precast building parts and ornaments, such as storefronts and lampposts, made from recycled scrap iron.
  • Sanitation workers do not pick up concrete, building materials, rocks or scrap iron.
  • The foundry produces cast iron products from recycled scrap iron.
  • Switch traffic commodities consist of scrap iron or steel.
  • Hydrocarbons may come from vaporization and partial combustion of any oil remaining on the scrap iron added to the furnace charge.
  • He is also the former secretary and treasurer of a scrap iron and metals recycling company.
Slang definitions & phrases for scrap iron

scrap iron

noun phrase

Inferior whiskey; rotgut (1942+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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