Meaning of SWARF in English


I. ˈswȯ(ə)rf, -wärf noun

Etymology: Middle English swarff, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse svarfa to sweep, swerve — more at swerve

Scotland : swoon

II. intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : swoon

III. ˈswȯ(ə)rf, -ȯ(ə)f noun

( -s )

Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse svarf file dust, sverfa to file — more at swerve

1. : fine metallic particles removed by a cutting or grinding tool ; specifically : chippings and shavings from soft iron castings used as a reducing agent in various chemical syntheses

2. : the continuous thread of wax or lacquer produced in cutting the grooves of an original phonograph record

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