scallom

noun
scal·​lom | \ ˈskaləm \
plural -s

Definition of scallom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a straight rod like a stake but usually thinner with the ends secured by being twisted round another rod used in basketry especially to serve as a foundation (as for fitching or randing)

scallom

transitive verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of scallom (Entry 2 of 2)

: to join (as the end of a scallom) to a rod by twisting : plait

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History and Etymology for scallom

Noun

origin unknown

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“Scallom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scallom. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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