scrimshaw: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (skrim'shô"), [key]
- a carved or engraved article, esp. of whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, or the like, made by whalers as a leisure occupation.
- such articles or work collectively.
- the art or technique of carving or engraving whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, etc.
- to produce scrimshaw.
- to carve or engrave (whale ivory or whalebone) into scrimshaw.
- scrimshaw (Thesaurus)