Definition of scrap merchant in English:

scrap merchant

noun

British
  • another term for scrap dealer
    • ‘Screws holding the plaques stolen last month in place were sawn off and it is feared the thieves may attempt to sell them to scrap merchants.’
    • ‘He had set up a deal with a scrap merchant to sell the track for £40 a tonne but was arrested before any money changed hands.’
    • ‘Firefighters tackled a massive blaze involving at least 100 vehicles at a York scrap merchant's yard today.’
    • ‘Nearby a scrap merchant was weighing a crate full of spent shell-cases.’
    • ‘If their owners don't claim them soon, they'll be transported to a scrap merchant's and unceremoniously put through the crusher.’