Entry from British & World English dictionary
(British also scrap merchant)
A person who deals in scrap metal or other waste articles.
- The aluminium parts of the traffic signals are a favourite of thieves, who sell them to scrap dealers.
- Later, they sold off the vehicle to a scrap dealer.
- The new equipment is made of different materials that have little value to scrap dealers.
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