noun the skin that covers the top of the head
- they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy
verb sell illegally, as on the black market
verb remove the scalp of
- A bed of oysters or mussels. Scot.
Perhaps akin to D. schelp
shell. Cf. Scallop
- 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!
- 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.
- Fig.: The top; the summit.
Scalp transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Scalped ; present participle & verbal noun Scalping
- To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
- (Surg.) To remove the skin of.
We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye].
J. S. Wells.
- (Milling.) To brush the hairs of fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.
Scalp intransitive verb
- 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
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