SCRA'PER, n. 1. An instrument with which any thing is scraped; as a scraper for shoes. 2. An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, and used for scraping earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals, etc. 3. An instrument having two or three sides or edges, for cleaning the planks, masts or decks of a ship, etc. 4. A miser; one who gathers property by penurious diligence and small savings; a scrape-penny. 5. An awkward fiddler.