noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1851 1. scrimshaw 2. a person who creates scrimshaw

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  • scrimshander — scrim·shand·er (skrĭmʹshăn dər) n. One who carves scrimshaw.   [Origin unknown.] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrimshander — 1. noun /ˈskrɪmʃændə/ a) The manufacture of handcrafts by sailors on long voyages, especially as whittled from wood or bone. b) Someone who scrimshaws. 2. verb /ˈskrɪmʃændə/ To make an item of scrimshaw. , 2004, Moreover, he possesses a handsome… …   Wiktionary

  • scrimshander — n. person who etches and carves (mainly ivory) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrimshander — [ skrɪmˌʃandə] verb another term for scrimshaw. noun a person who makes scrimshaw. Origin C19: from a var. of scrimshaw + er1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • scrimshander — I. or scrimshandy variant of skrimshander II. noun : a person who makes scrimshaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scrimshaw — is the name given to handiwork created by whalers made from the byproducts of harvesting marine mammals. It is most commonly made out of the bones and teeth of Sperm Whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walruses. It takes the form …   Wikipedia

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  • scrimshaw — 1864, back formation from scrimshander ( Moby Dick, 1851), scrimshonting (1825), Amer.Eng. nautical word, of unknown origin. Scrimshaw is an English surname, attested from mid 12c., from O.Fr. escremisseor fencing master …   Etymology dictionary

  • scrimshaw — ☆ scrimshaw [skrim′shô΄ ] n. [earlier also scrimshander < ?] 1. intricate decoration and carving of bone, ivory, etc., as of whales and walruses, done esp. by sailors on long voyages 2. an article so made, or such articles collectively vt., vi …   English World dictionary

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