From de- + flesh
deflesh (third-person singular simple present defleshes, present participle defleshing, simple past and past participle defleshed)
- 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.