1. a carved or engraved article, especially of whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, or the like, made by whalers as a leisure occupation.
2. such articles or work collectively.
3. the art or technique of carving or engraving whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, etc.
verb (used without object)
4. to produce (...).
verb (used with object)
5. to carve or engrave (whale ivory or whalebone) into (...).