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1scrimshaw

verb scrim·shaw \ˈskrim-ˌsh\

Definition of SCRIMSHAW

transitive verb
:  to carve or engrave into scrimshaw
intransitive verb
:  to produce scrimshaw

Origin of SCRIMSHAW

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1826

2scrimshaw

noun

Definition of SCRIMSHAW

1
:  any of various carved or engraved articles made originally by American whalers usually from baleen or whale ivory
2
:  scrimshawed work
3
:  the art, practice, or technique of producing scrimshaw

First Known Use of SCRIMSHAW

circa 1864

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