noun Newfoundland.

the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal.

Origin of sculping

1810–20; sculp the skin of a seal with the blubber attached (perhaps a convergence of Irish scealbóg layer of flesh, slice, scealp, scealb slice, fragment, splinter, with English scalp) + -ing1



verb (used with object)

to sculpture; carve or model.

Origin of sculp

First recorded in 1525–35, sculp is from the Latin word sculpere to carve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sculping

sculpt, cut, fashion, chisel, cast, shape, hew, engrave, carve, model, mold

Examples from the Web for sculping

Historical Examples of sculping

  • I see you've given up your painting and sculping to do this!

  • Thus, towards evening, when the work was over save the sculping and lashing, dusk caught them unaware.

  • I guess I won't go into the sculping business, for I find I'm no hand at making figgers.

    Little Maid Marian

    Amy E. Blanchard

  • Then followed the "sculping," or skinning, which was despatched with marvellous rapidity.