Scrimshander vs Scrimshanker - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scrimshander and scrimshanker

is that scrimshander is (uncountable) the manufacture of handcrafts by sailors on long voyages, especially as whittled from wood or bone while scrimshanker is (uk military slang ) a shirker.

As a verb scrimshander

is to make an item of scrimshaw.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scrimshander

English

Alternative forms

* scrimshaw

Noun

  • (uncountable) The manufacture of handcrafts by sailors on long voyages, especially as whittled from wood or bone.
  • (countable) Someone who scrimshaws.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
  • scrimshanker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK military slang ) A shirker