Definitions for: Scalp


[n] the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
[v] remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
[v] sell illegally, as on the black market



Webster (1913) Definition: Scalp (sk[a^]lp), n. [Cf. Scallop.]
A bed of oysters or mussels. [Scot.]


Scalp, n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf.
Scallop.]
1. That part of the integument of the head which is usually
covered with hair.

By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar, This
fellow were a king for our wild faction! --Shak.

2. A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached,
cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of
North America, as a token of victory.

3. Fig.: The top; the summit. --Macaulay.

Scalp lock, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the
head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.


Scalp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scalping.]
1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the
head of.

2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.

We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. --J. S.
Wells.

3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat
grains, in the process of high milling. --Knight.


Scalp, v. i.
To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the
market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their
own account. [Cant]

See Also: cutis, human head, lift, remove, sell, skin, take, take away, tegument, withdraw

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