—n. 1. a long, broad strip of wool, silk, lace, or other material worn about the neck, shoulders, or head, for ornament or protection against cold, drafts, etc.; muffler.
2. a necktie or cravat with hanging ends.
3. a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
—v.t. 1. to cover or wrap with or as if with a scarf.
2. to use in the manner of a scarf.adj.
—n. 1. a tapered or otherwise-formed end on each of the pieces to be assembled with a scarf joint.
2. Whaling.a strip of skin along the body of the whale.
—v.t. 1. to assemble with a scarf joint.
2. to form a scarf on (the end of a timber).
3. Steelmaking.to burn away the surface defects of (newly rolled steel).
4. Whaling.to make a groove in and remove (the blubber and skin). Also,scarph(for defs. 1, 3, 4).
Pronunciation: (skärf),[key] —v.t., v.i.Slang. to eat, esp. voraciously (often fol. by down or up): to scarf down junk food.