scrimshaw

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scrimshaw (countable and uncountable, plural scrimshaws)

  1. (uncountable) The manufacture of handicrafts by sailors on long voyages, especially as whittled from wood or bone.
  2. (countable) An item produced by scrimshaw.

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scrimshaw (third-person singular simple present scrimshaws, present participle scrimshawing, simple past and past participle scrimshawed)

  1. To make an item of scrimshaw.

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