Definition of "scraper" [scrap•er]

  • One that scrapes, especially a tool for scraping off paint or other adherent matter such as ice on a windshield. (noun)

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Use "scraper" in a sentence
  • "The true sky-scraper is beautiful — and this is the reluctant admission of a man who dislikes humanity-festering cities."
  • "The true sky-scraper is beautiful, and it is beautiful in so far as it is true."
  • "A scraper is a type of blog that takes content from other people’s site via feeds and uses it, sometimes within Fair Use and often not."