how to pronounce scrimshaw


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scrimshaw is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of scrimshaw


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


  1. To make an item of scrimshaw.
  2. To engrave fanciful designs on (shells, whales' teeth, etc.).

scrimshaw frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scrimshaw occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics scrimshaw can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scrimshaw can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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