scalp lock


noun

a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men.

Origin of scalp lock

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

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scalp lock

noun

a small tuft or plait of hair left on the shaven scalp by American Indian warriors as a challenge to enemies
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