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Definition of scarf:

  1. A cormorant.
  2. A scarf joint.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
  6. To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.
  7. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
  8. To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.

Synonyms:

muffler, tallit, scarf joint, orarion, pallium, chasuble, tippet, comforter, stole, prayer shawl, sash, ascot.

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