n. A cut; notch; groove; channel.n. In carpentry, a joint by which the ends of two pieces of timber are united so as to form a continuous piece; also, the part cut away from each of two pieces of timber to be joined together longitudinally, so that the corresponding ends may fit together in an even joint. (Different scarf-joints are shown in the accompanying cut.) The joint is secured by bolts and straps.n. In metal-working, the flattened or chamfered edges of iron prepared for union by welding or brazing, as in the brazing together of the two ends of a band-saw.In carpentry, to cut a scarf in; unite by means of a scarf. See scarf, n., 2.To flense, flay, or remove the skin and blubber from (a whale); cut off from a whale with the spade, as blubber; spade; cut in.n. A band of some fine material used as a decorative accessory to costume, and sometimes put to practical use, as for muffling the head and face. The narrow mantle worn by women about 1830 to 1840 was of the nature of a scarf.n. A band of warm and soft material, as knitted or crocheted worsted, worn around the neck and head in cold weather.n. A cravat so worn that it covers the bosom of the shirt, whether it is passed through a ring, or tied in a knot, or put together in a permanent shape and fastened with a hook and eye or a similar appliance. See scarf-pin, scarf-ring.n. In heraldry, same as banderole.n. A long thin plate.To wrap around one, as in the manner of a scarf.To cover with or as if with a scarf.n. The cormorant.n. An obsolete variant of scarp.