- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)f
- the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
- the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself
chips or shavings
Infrequently used after the 19th century; primarily in technical settings.
swarf (third-person singular simple present swarfs, present participle swarfing, simple past and past participle swarfed)