What does the word scratch mean?

Usage examples for scratch

  1. Why, you are none the worse for, by a scratch or two, and dear heart, I've seen a young chap bring as bad home, from courting, in these parts; and wed the lass as marked him- within the year." – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. And then, I suppose, you scratch him heartily Poor young man! – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. He will come to the scratch himself, and make everybody else do so. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms