Google Pixel (Verizon and GSM)(S&D)

This description says scratch and dent. Does that mean it’s scratched and has dents in it?

Scratch & Dent: These units have been restored to full working order. They may have minor cosmetic blemishes to the body of the unit and surface scratches on the screen. This will not impair use of the device.

do these phones have carrier software loaded over the os, taking up valuable space?
Thanks.
Do I have to buy directly from google to get a clean configuration?

No bloat, but you can’t update or change the software. Bootloader is locked