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?
(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
(UK military slang ) A shirker