Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

addaword.gifdefinition of scrimshaw

noun
bones or ivory that have been decorated, usually by engraving
Hand-etched scrimshaw on natural materials, by a master scrimshander with 40 years experience.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/10/2012 11:51:00
Definition of scrimshaw from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

BuzzWord Article

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog

Word of the Day

bottom gear

the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly