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Noun scrimshaw has 1 sense
  1. scrimshaw - a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
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1. A traditional art form of carving intricate designs on ivory, bone, or similar hard materials.

Sample Sentence: The museum showcased a remarkable collection of scrimshaw carvings showcasing the skill and creativity of the artists.

2. A carved or engraved design or pattern created using the scrimshaw technique.

Sample Sentence: The engraved scrimshaw on the antique pocket watch added a touch of elegance and uniqueness to the timepiece.


1. To carve or engrave a design using the scrimshaw technique.

Sample Sentence: The talented artist skillfully scrimshawed a beautiful bird design onto the walrus tusk.

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1. Referring to or characteristic of scrimshaw.

Sample Sentence: The art dealer specialized in selling authentic scrimshaw artifacts to collectors around the world.

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