- (uncountable) The manufacture of handcrafts by sailors on long voyages, especially as whittled from wood or bone.
- (countable) Someone who scrimshaws.
- To make an item of scrimshaw.
- 2004, Moreover, he possesses a handsome army of scrimshandered chessmen whom we shall keep busy until either the Prophetess’s departure or the Nellie’s arrival. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas