[ skuhl-ping ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby sculping Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sculping in a sentence

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

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields | Charles W. Hall
  • I see you've given up your painting and sculping to do this!

    Carnac's Folly, Complete | Gilbert Parker
  • 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