verb (used with object), flensed, flens·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for flense
flench (flɛntʃ) or flinch (flɪntʃ)
Word Origin for flense
Word Origin and History for flense
also flench, 1814, from Danish flense, perhaps from PIE root *(s)plei- "to splice, split." Related: Flenser; flensing.