\ 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 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, "6 recent deaths push rare whales closer to extinction," 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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“Flense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flense. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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