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Meaning of SCRIMSHAW

Pronunciation:  'skreemshâ

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
 

SCRIMSHAW is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: carving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scrim"shaw`\, v. t.
    To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and
    (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines. [Sailor's
    cant. U.S.]
    
    
  2. \Scrim"shaw`\, n.
    A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed.
    [Sailor's cant, U.S.]
    
    
 

 

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