/swɔf/ (say swawf), /swaf/ (say swahf)

chips of metal, plastic, etc., removed by a cutting tool during machining or grinding.
{Middle English, Old English (ge)swearf filings}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Swarf — Swarf, v. i. [Cf. {Swerve}.] To grow languid; to faint. [Scot.] To swarf for very hunger. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swarf — Swarf, n. [Cf. {Swerve}.] The grit worn away from grindstones in grinding cutlery wet. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swarf — Swarf. См. Отходы при шлифовке. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • swarf — (n.) grit from a grinding tool, from O.E. geswearf filings, or O.N. svarf file dust, related to sverfa to file …   Etymology dictionary

  • swarf — [swôrf] n. the fine bits and shavings that accumulate in the grinding or cutting of metal …   English World dictionary

  • Swarf — This article is about the manufacturing waste. For the English band, see Swarf (band). For the archaic term for waste oil or grease, see Swarfega. Various examples of swarf, including a block of compressed swarf Swarf, also known as turnings,… …   Wikipedia

  • swarf — noun Etymology: probably from Middle English *swerf, from Old English geswearf, gesweorf; akin to Old English sweorfan to file away more at swerve Date: 1565 material (as metallic particles and abrasive fragments) removed by a cutting or grinding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swarf — /swawrf/, n. an accumulation of fine particles of metal or abrasive cut or ground from work by a machine tool or grinder. [1560 70; < ON svarf, akin to sverfa to file, or continuing OE geswearf, gesweorf] * * * …   Universalium

  • swarf — noun a) the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood b) the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself See Also: swerve …   Wiktionary

  • swarf — the particles of metal arising from machining or grinding operations, much of it finds its way to the steel maker for remelting …   Mechanics glossary

  • swarf — [swα:f] noun fine chips or filings produced by machining. Origin C16: either from OE geswearf filings or from ON svarf file dust …   English new terms dictionary

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