verb (used with object), flensed, flens·ing.
- flemish giant,
- flemish scroll,
- flesh and blood,
- flesh color,
- flesh fly
Origin of flense
Examples from the Web for flense
I scarcely believe that in the course of the day we met with a single piece of ice large enough to flense a seal upon.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
It took us two hours to kill our first whale, and four to flense it.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
flench (flɛntʃ) or flinch (flɪntʃ)
Word Origin for flense
also flench, 1814, from Danish flense, perhaps from PIE root *(s)plei- "to splice, split." Related: Flenser; flensing.