flense

verb
\ ˈflen(t)s How to pronounce flense (audio) \
flensed; flensing

Definition of flense

transitive verb

: to strip of blubber or skin flense a whale

Examples of flense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two dozen students flense the whale today; in a year-and-a-half, another group will articulate her. Peter Wayne Moe, Longreads, 25 Feb. 2022 With the help of an excavator, great strips of blubber are flensed from Punctuation's body, each landing on the sand with a deep thud. Nick Hawkins, National Geographic, 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of flense

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flense

Dutch flensen or Danish & Norwegian flense

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Cite this Entry

“Flense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flense. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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