One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who deals in scrap metal or other waste articles.
- ‘The thieves strip lead from the roofs, which they can sell to scrap dealers, cashing in on high metal prices.’
- ‘The aircraft did not leave the country and was later sold at auction and then purchased by a scrap dealer.’
- ‘The project has seen scrap dealers sign up to a code of practice designed to prevent the crooks from selling on their ill-gotten goods.’
- ‘Can you advise on the pros and cons of obtaining spare car parts from scrap dealers?’
- ‘The new equipment is made of different materials that have little value to scrap dealers.’
- ‘According to scrap dealers, brass prices have settled down since the 2008 financial crisis, but the thefts are continuing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) are still terrible, an aluminum scrap dealer on the East Coast says.’
- ‘Items that are beyond repair will be stripped down to reusable components, and any bits left over will go to scrap dealers for recycling.’
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