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Definition of scab, meaning of scab




scab (plural scabs)

  1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.
  2. (colloquial or obsolete) The itch in man.
  3. (colloquial or obsolete) The scurvy.
  4. The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
    • 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
  5. A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia scabies).
  6. (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
  7. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
  8. (slang) A workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions.
  9. (slang) A workman takes the place of another on a strike.
  10. (botany) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and usually forming dark-colored crustlike spots.


4 letters in word "scab": A B C S.

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Words found within scab:

ab abs as ba bas cab sab sac

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