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scrimshaw

scrim·shaw

scrimshaw

 
pronunciation:
skrIm shaw
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: detailed carvings or engravings on bone or ivory, esp. whalebone or whale ivory, or a single such carved object.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scrimshawed, scrimshawing, scrimshaws
definition: to carve or engrave scrimshaw.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to carve or engrave (bone or ivory) to make scrimshaw.