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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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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
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commonly found in most engineering practices. swarf is a small, thin, sharp shard of metal. which flies off of material as you cut it.
clean out your swarf bin now!
by swarf bopydfvbf November 10, 2017
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