Any amount of very finely ground material created as a result of mechanical surface friction.
When changing my engine oil, I noticed a little bit of metallic swarf on my magnetic drain plug.
by 175623226 December 29, 2011
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meaning entertaining. something that is interesting.
watching these two people fight is so swarf
by sparky mcgee March 21, 2007
a sweater/scarf combo; a scarf with sleeves.
She looks hot in that swarf.
by missjuicy88 February 26, 2010
the white remains left on a poly lens after being generated, safety beveled, or edged.
Christa forgot to clean the swarf off the lenses before she final inspected them.
by The Lab Rat March 30, 2009