Definition of Scab

1. Noun. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.

Exact synonyms: Blackleg, Rat, Strikebreaker
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Blackleg, Rat, Rat



2. Verb. Form a scab. "The wounds will eventually scab"
Generic synonyms: Heal

3. Noun. The crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion.
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Generic synonyms: Solid Body Substance
Specialized synonyms: Eschar
Derivative terms: Scabby

4. Verb. Take the place of work of someone on strike.
Exact synonyms: Blackleg, Fink, Rat
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Blackleg, Rat, Ratter

Definition of Scab

1. n. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.

2. v. i. To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.

3. n. Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and usually forming dark-colored crustlike spots.

Definition of Scab

1. Noun. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing. ¹

2. Noun. (''colloquial or obsolete'') The scabies. ¹

3. Noun. The mange, especially when it appears on sheep. ¹

4. Noun. Several different diseases of potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by ''Streptomyces'' -bacteria. ¹

5. Noun. Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of '''scab''' caused by ''Streptomyces scabies''. ¹

6. Noun. (botany) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots. ¹

7. Noun. (''founding'') A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold. ¹

8. Noun. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A worker who acts against trade union policies, especially a strikebreaker. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To get covered by a scab. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To act as strikebreaker. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive Australia NZ) To beg (for), cadge, bum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scab

1. to become covered with a scab (a crust that forms over a healing wound) [v SCABBED, SCABBING, SCABS]

Medical Definition of Scab

1. 1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part. 2. The itch in man; also, the scurvy. 3. The mange, especially. When it appears on sheep. 4. A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies). 5. A slight iregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold. 6. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. 7. A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes the place of a workman on a strike. Origin: OE. Scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. Scaeb, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. Skab, and also L. Scabies, tr. Scabere to scratch, akin to E. Shave. See Shave, and cf. Shab, Shabby. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scab

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sbirri
sbirro
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sborgite
sborgites
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scRNP
scaRNA
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scab (current term)
scabbard
scabbard trachea
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scabbier
scabbiest
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scabble
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