Definitions of scarf

  1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
  2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
  3. To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.
  4. To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.
  5. To join two pieces of timber endwise, so that they may be used as one.
  6. To cut a scarf on.
  7. wrap in or adorn with a scarf
  8. unite by a scarf joint
  9. a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end- to- end
  10. To throw loosely on.
  11. To unite two pieces of timber into one by the ends.
  12. To unite two pieces of timber at the ends by a sort of dovetailing; to join or piece.
  13. To cut it down so as to make it perpendicular, or nearly so, as to scarp a rock or a ditch.
  14. A cormorant.
  15. An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth.
  16. In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece.
  17. A scarf joint.
  18. A light handkerchief or tie for the neck; a broad band of fabric worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck, over the head, etc.
  19. A light piece of dress worn loosely on the shoulders or about the neck: a light handkerchief for the neck:- pl. SCARFS.
  21. Light covering for the shoulders or neck; juncture made by cutting into the opposing parts.
  22. Carp. A lapped joint for uniting timbers.
  23. A long and wide band, as for the head and neck.
  24. A necktie.
  25. A loose covering for the shoulders.
  26. A joint to unite two pieces of timber.
  27. A sort of oblong shaw thrown loosely over the shoulders.