the integument of the upper part of the head, usually including the associated subcutaneous structures.
a part of this integument with the accompanying hair, severed from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory, as by some North American Indians and others during the colonial and frontier periods in the U.S.
any token of victory.
the integument on the top of the head of an animal.
Informal. a small profit made in quick buying and selling.
to cut or tear the scalp from.
to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates.
to buy and sell (stocks) so as to make small quick profits.
to plane down the surfaces of (an ingot, billet, or slab).
Informal. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
- scalper, noun
- scalpless, adjective
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How to use scalp in a sentence
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The person who had the privilege of arousing the American's attention to no eminent degree was the White Scalper.The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
Every one of them will be a good hunter, a good fisherman, a good scalper and a good manufacturer of bows and arrows.Falling in Love | Grant Allen
I was now reduced to a single knife, of the kind fabricated for the Indians, under the name of scalper.Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The young man, followed by the Scalper, entered the circle, which at once closed up again.The Freebooters | Gustave Aimard
The others followed immediately, and, as the Scalper had announced, the water was only up to their waists.The Freebooters | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for scalp
anatomy the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
(among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
a trophy or token signifying conquest
hunting, mainly US a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
informal, mainly US a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
Scot dialect a projection of bare rock from vegetation
to cut the scalp from
informal, mainly US to purchase and resell (securities) quickly so as to make several small profits
informal to buy (tickets) cheaply and resell at an inflated price
- scalper, noun
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