scrapheap

scrap heap

noun
1.
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
2.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Also, scrapheap.


Origin:
1830–40; scrap1 + heap

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scrapheap (ˈskræpˌhiːp)
 
n
1.  a pile of discarded material
2.  on the scrapheap (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness

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