deflesh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From de- +‎ flesh

Verb[edit]

deflesh (third-person singular simple present defleshes, present participle defleshing, simple past and past participle defleshed)

  1. to remove the flesh from
    • 1982, Christopher Carr, Handbook on soil resistivity surveying, page 284:
      Bifacially retouched knives used to deflesh hides and to cut meat or skin can be distinguished by their edge angle and partially by their shape.