scab (plural scabs)
- An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.
- (colloquial or obsolete) The itch in man.
- (colloquial or obsolete) The scurvy.
- The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
- 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. â€” James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
- A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia scabies).
- (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
- A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
- (slang) A workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions.
- (slang) A workman takes the place of another on a strike.
- (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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